NO 02

March 2012

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The business of Volkswagen Group is complex: ten brands, more than 220 models, even more different customisations. At the same time, the Group has made it their business to reduce the consumption of combustion engines, to include natural gas and electric cars in their product line-up and to introduce technical innovations, like assistance systems for example, to as many cars as possible. The basis for the realisation of these goals will be the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB): a standardised vehicle architecture that allows the combination of different car parts, according to the modular matrix principle, time and time again. This increases the diversity of the product line-up and the efficiency of production, engines and material mix.