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    Meet Volkswagen's New MQB Platform


    William Maley

    Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com

    February 1, 2012

    Volkswagen showed their most important new platform, named MQB (a German acronym for “Modular Transverse Matrix”) today at their Wolfsburg HQ. MQB will underpin as many as 60 different vehicles of all different shapes and sizes.

    MQB brings forth many advantages for the next generation of Volkswagen vehicles. First, MQB brings a uniform mounting position for all available engines. MQB also allows current alternative fuels to work as well.

    MQB also allows Volkswagen to tailor vehicles to specific markets in a more cost effective manner. The cost reduction will help grow Volkswagen market share in emerging markets.

    MQB will make its debut in the new Audi A3 and Volkswagen Mk.7 Golf.

    Source: Motor Authority

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