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Bodywork platform

The body platform of a car is the most complex and therefore most expensive assembly when developing a new vehicle.
The platform forms the basis for all relevant parameters that later determine the handling characteristics, comfort or interior space: wheelbase, track width, engine, chassis design or interior.

The development of a new car platform is what requires the highest investment in the context of car development. This is why successful automotive companies are going over to manufacture as many different models as possible on one single platform. The customer thus receives a technically mature, reliable product of the highest quality at an affordable price.