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Modular Matrix Strategy

Opportunities arising from the Modular Transverse Toolkit

The Modular Transverse Toolkit (MQB) and the Modular Production Toolkit (MPB) enable us to cut both development costs and the necessary one-time expenses and manufacturing times, as well as to leverage expenditure over several vehicle generations. The toolkits also allow us to produce different models in different quantities and even from different brands using one and the same plant in a single facility. This enables us to deploy our capacity more flexibly across the entire Group and to achieve efficiency gains.

In addition to conventional petrol and diesel engines, the MQB also affords us the opportunity to integrate alternative drivetrains, such as gas, hybrid, or electric drives. Previously, individual, vehicle-specific adaptations were necessary. The MQB has created an extremely flexible vehicle architecture that permits dimensions determined by the concept such as the wheelbase, track width, wheel size and seat position to be harmonized throughout the Group and deployed flexibly. Other dimensions, for example the distance between the pedals and the middle of the front wheels, are always the same and guarantee a uniform system in the front of the car, enabling synergies to be achieved.