Editor/Reporter – CheersandGears.com
March 28, 2012
Volkswagen has a lot riding on their new MQB platform. It cost the company $79 billion to develop and will underpin a vast majority of the brand’s upcoming cars, as well as a slew of new models.
Speaking at the VW Group profits announcement, Michael Macht, the board member in charge of group production, said the company could sell the platform to other companies.
“The next two to three years are exciting for us, and during this time we intend to keep the technology to ourselves. We do not wish to share our excellence. But in the medium to long term we could sell the technology. We would have to look at the opportunities and evaluate whether they made sense.”
Its hard to see Volkswagen selling the platform to one of their arch rivals. Most likely, Volkswagen will sell it to an automaker that poses no threat to them