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Explained: the VW Group’s MQB platform

highly complex, incredibly and previews future car production. to swot up with Paul

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WHAT THE HELL IS MQB?


every vehicle from the VW that is transverse-front-engined and bigger a VW Up will eventually be based on the MQB matrix. MQB stands for Modularer or modular transversal toolkit. It down a series of hard for a huge range of cars and These hard points the common design of production But they also allow (for example entertainment or aircon or axles) of

differing sizes and complexities to be provided their mounts with the hard points. All the systems are also designed to up with the MQB’s unified architecture.

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Five million is a lot of A lot more matchsticks than you to build a model of the Houses of maybe even at full Five million mid-size in a bumper-to-bumper jam would stretch the most direct road from the North Cape of to Cape Town, South And all the way back. And then to London.

And that’s how many cars the Group intends to build out of its MQB system every single by about 2018. But right the system is producing only four cars: the A3, Golf, and Octavia. Back in the dark of the ‘platform strategy’, their were notoriously alike. If VW wants to build five MQB cars, they’d better be diverse, or we’ll all die of boredom.

While MQB is actually about standardisation in some ways, to money, it also gives standardisation in others, to broaden In the fullness of time, the MQB kit will be for a new generation of most cars in the VW Polo, Golf, Passat, crossovers, at least two MPVs, a or two and the Beetle. Plus Audi’s A1, A3, Q3, Q1, TT and Skodas from Fabia to and the growing Seat range.

The sheer diversity of those is the reason the VW Group engineers get when you use the word ‘platform’. The MQB vehicle will be a crossover the of a Land Rover Discovery three rows of seats. The will be superminis. Engines go from 3cyls to a twin-turbo and there will be 4WD via propshaft and via rear drive. It’s against a bewildering array of powertrains I’ve driven a hybrid diesel Jetta, a hybrid petrol Audi A3, a A3 and a pure-electric VW Golf prototype. The of it all makes your head

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