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Global Powertrain Platform Strategies of Major OEMs

Global Powertrain Platform Strategies of Major OEMs

Modular architectures and platforms give original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) an opportunity to share components and modules, thereby reducing product development cost and lead time. Moreover, by scaling efficient powertrain subsystems across segments and models, reduction of overall CO2 emissions also becomes simpler. Cost savings are used by OEMs to package their cars with additional features such as connectivity and infotainment, thereby increasing the overall value of their cars. This study analyses the platform strategies and sharing approach of vehicle architectures and powertrain systems of OEMs. Platform standardisation and powertrain systems sharing approach to achieve CO2 reduction are also discussed.


  • Executive Summary
    • Executive Summary-Key Findings
    • Modular Architectures-Models and Volumes
    • Intersegmental Technology Sharing-Hypothesis
    • Sharing Philosophy and Roadmap to CO2 Reduction
    • Modularity and Dedicated Electric Platforms
    • Commonality-Cost-Differentiation Equilibrium in Modular Approach
    • Top 10 Platforms Breakdown-2015 vs 2022
    • OEM and Propulsion Type Split of Large Volume Platforms
    • Modular Architecture and Related Technology Focus-OEM Summary
    • CEO Perspective-Strategic Outlook
  • Research Scope, Objectives, Background, and Methodology
    • Research Aims and Objectives
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
    • Research Methodology
    • Key OEM/Participant Groups Compared in This Study
    • Research Methodology
    • Research Scope
      • Table Powertrain Platform Market: Vehicle Production of Manufacturing Groups, Global, 2015-2022
    • Research Background
  • Definitions and Segmentation
    • Vehicle Segmentation
    • Platform Architecture and Modular Platform
    • Platform Architecture and Modular Platform-Illustration
    • Mega Platforms
  • OEM Profile-Daimler Group
    • Daimler Group Architectures-Objectives & Approach
    • Daimler Group-Four-cylinder Diesel Engine: Sharing & Future Plans
    • Mercedes Electric Vehicle Architecture-Highlights and Plans
    • Daimler-Production Volumes Split: Architectures and Fuel Types
  • OEM Profile-General Motors Group
    • General Motors Philosophy of Modularity
    • General Motors-Sharing Strategy of Engine Component Systems
    • General Motors-Future of Existing Platforms
    • GM-Production Volumes Split: Architectures and Fuel Types
  • OEM Profile-Renault Nissan Group
    • Renault Nissan Group Architectures-Objectives & Approach
    • Renault Group-Probabilistic Powertrain Component Sharing
    • Renault Group-CMF C/D Architecture and Roadmap
    • Renault Group-Production Volumes: Architectures and Fuel Types
  • OEM Profile-Toyota Group
    • Toyota Group-Modular TNGA Strategy: Objectives and Approach
    • Toyota Group-Platform and Engine Family Consolidation
    • Toyota Group Global Architecture-Standardisation and Reinvestment
    • Toyota-Production Volumes: Architectures and Fuel Types
  • OEM Profile-Volkswagen Group
    • Volkswagen Group-Modular Platform Strategy: Introduction
    • Volkswagen Group-Modular Platform Strategy
    • Volkswagen Group-Modular Strategy: MQB Architecture Spin-offs
    • MQB Architecture-Gasoline Engine Commonality and Lightweighting
    • Volkswagen MLB 2 (EVO) Architecture-Key Attributes and Plans
    • VW-Production Volumes Split: Architectures and Fuel Types
  • OEM Profile-Volvo Cars (Geely Group)
    • Volvo Cars-Modular Architecture: Objectives and Approach
    • Volvo Group-SPA and T-8 Twin Engine Powertrain
    • Volvo Group-CMA and T-5 Twin Engine Powertrain
    • Volvo-Production Volumes Split: Architectures and Fuel Types
  • More OEM Groups
    • Platform Strategy Snapshot-BMW Group
    • Platform Strategy Snapshot-Fiat Group
    • Platform Strategy Snapshot-Ford Group
    • Platform Strategy Snapshot-PSA Group
  • Conclusions and Future Outlook
    • Conclusive Notes-Modular Architectures and Powertrains
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Abbreviations and Acronyms Used
    • Additional Sources of Information on Study Topic Area
    • Market Engineering Methodology

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