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post #1 of 23 Old 05-21-2014, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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IDx and Nissan CMF?

This has the potential to get interesting. Modular architectures are the darling of the industry currently, and why not, building several models from common components brings cost down and increases economies of scale. VW Group is the prime example here.



Nissan has skin in the game as well by the name of Common Module Family (CMF) which would of begun underpinning vehicles sometime during 2013. CMF will do its duty under mainstream vehicles, all the way from small saloons to SUV's.

The platform works on the basis of 4 modules, front underbody, rear underbody, engine compartment and cockpit. The idea is that a vehicle can and will be created by smashing together a combination of the 4 modules.

Where this gets interesting in relation to IDx is that Nissan has never outlined if CMF is capable of being both FWD and RWD, no distinction has been made to say yes this is front drive endeavour only meaning there is a very real possibility that the CMF will be exactly what underpins the IDx. I believe this is the only logical way that Nissan will be able to produce the IDx in a lightweight, cost efficient format.

http://media.renault.com/global/en-g...?mediaid=49441
http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/NEWS...0227-01-e.html
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post #2 of 23 Old 05-21-2014, 01:40 PM
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what cars can we expect things to come from that go into the IDX?
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that would be very interesting
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what cars can we expect things to come from that go into the idx?
370z



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post #5 of 23 Old 05-22-2014, 05:58 PM
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370? Not likely. If Lee is right about this and it certainly seems logical, the components and architecture are likely to be brand new. Engines however are likely from Juke, perhaps sentra...
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hmm, it would make sense that the components are new, plus if they do that it will give them a good reason to expand on a small vehicle line up which could be great at a time like this since people want cheaper cars that still offer some of the great things found in higher priced vehicles.
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its like lego!
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the only thing that worries me about CMF is that there really is no indication of orientation. Know yes we can assume that CMF is versatile in that way, but every vehicle that has been talked about for CMF are replacements for existing FWD vehicles. Now obviously that doesn't rule out the possibilities, but I'm judging by actions at this point...
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What I like about this idea is that should it actually be on CMF you know it will inherently be low cost vs what IDx would of been if it was an adapted FM or worse a ground up project...

From AN Europe:

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Sharing and carryover of parts between models and entities generates economies of scale.

* Applying the system throughout volume production of the vehicles guarantees long-term performance.

CMF addresses all items of expenditure, through synergies, shared volumes, economies of scale and shared risks within the Alliance in:

* Component purchasing: a 20%-30% cost reduction for the Alliance

* Investment (a single entry cost): a 30-40% cost reduction in product + process engineering, with variations for Nissan and Renault.
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so it would follow sedan - lightweight - low hood - low seating position
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