Volkswagen Group wants to become the unquestionable king of the auto market by the year 2018, to make this dream come true, the company has set out the guidelines, Volkswagen is a huge group and encompasses the high profile brands like Skoda, Seat, Audi, Lamborghini, Porsche, Bentley and Buggati. The group has three key platforms that will spawn the future products, also these platforms will allow the brands under Volkswagen group to share the artillery and facilities to cut down the cost and escalate profits, and this help to complete the bigger picture of Volkswagen becoming the biggest automaker .
MQB Platform:- The name has come up recently with almost all the vehicles of Volkswagen, an Volkswagen is also going to use it in future with both the front wheel drive and all wheel drive options; the exceptions being Phaeton luxury saloon and Tourareg SUV. The engine will be placed diagonally in the cars built on MQB platform. Volkswagen is going to milk the platform to the utmost; and Audi is also going to build the A3 and the next gen TT sports coupe on the same. The Audi A3 will be launched in India, in a sedan version in the year 2013. Audi has already rolled out TT in India and the new version of it also expected to drive in as soon as it is globally released.
MLB Platform: - The cars built under this platform will be both front wheel drive and all wheel drive modes with the engine going to be placed longitudinally. The entire Audi A family from A4 to A8 will be spawned from the MLB architecture, also the recent even additions of the Q family Q2, Q4 , Q6 and Q8 will all be built on this platform only. Volkswagen Passat and Phaeton and the dream crossovers built by Lamborghini, Porsche and Audi will all have one thing same and i.e. the MLB platform. MSB Platform: - The MSB platform based cars will have the engine in the front, or middle or at the rear; this makes the platform one of the most versatile platform which will be used for the top end variant like supercars from Audi, Lamborghini and Porsche. Although, Bugatti is going to use a separate line of high performance cars.