The Common Module Family-A (CMF-A) is the new car architecture jointly developed by Japanese car maker Nissan and the French automaker Renault as part of their global alliance. The CMF-A platform focuses on minimum manufacturing cost and the first two cars manufactured in this platform are the Kwid and redi-Go.
Buoyed by the positive response to the Renault Kwid and Datsun redi-Go, the alliance plans to make around 70 per cent of its vehicles on CMF-A platform by 2020 reports Business Standard. The alliance is already making use of other CMF based platforms in the Nissan Rogue in North America, Qashqai in Europe and the X-Trail in Japan and China. Renault also launched the new Espace, the Kadjar, the new Megane and Talisman, all based on CMF-C/D platforms.
"With the launch of Common Module Family-A, the Renault-Nissan Alliance demonstrates its ability to enter a very competitive market such as India, where only a few OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) succeeded in meeting local customers' requirement for modern and affordable cars," Business Standard quoted Arnaud Deboeuf, senior vice-president of Renault-Nissan as saying.
It was reported that next CMF-A model will be a sedan and the alliance has already started working on it. This upcoming sedan will be first non-hatchback model based on the CMF-A. After that the alliance will be working on an MPV codenamed RBC and a compact SUV, which is codenamed HBC. The RBC will be positioned against the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, while the HBC will go up against the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport.