PSA Group is to base all models on one of two car-construction platforms by 2025 to save costs and achieve efficiency gains – including by implication in the supply chain.
As part of its overarching Push to Pass strategic plan, the French company has been reducing its platforms worldwide to optimise research and development expenditure and the effectiveness of its production processes.
Ultimately, this will lead to manufacture of all PSA passenger cars on two multi-energy platforms: the Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2), which has been around since 2013, and the Common Modular Platform (CMP), launched this year with the DS3 Crossback.
The scaling-back to a pair of core platforms coincides with the Paris-based company’s campaign to introduce electrified versions of its vehicles from 2019.
“The new models made on these two platforms will be available in internal combustion (petrol and diesel), electric and hybrid versions in tune with the transition of energy deployment,” it said.