The modular CMP platform of the PSA group will be very variable

The modular CMP platform of the PSA group will be very variable

October 14, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

PSA seeks to maximize the modularity of its platform, and the unification of the cars belonging to the group: brands Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel and Vauxhall. The new platform has already been disclosed, but now interesting details have appeared.

The French concern PSA (Peugeot-Citroen) spoke in some detail about its new modular platform CMP (Common Modular Platform), as well as its modification for electric cars e-CMP. The basis for the development of the new platform was the concept of maximum versatility, with the ability to apply on a wide variety of body types, as well as maximum weight reduction and increase in structural rigidity.

Younger models from the lines of Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel and Vauxhall brands will move to the new platform, outside the concern – some of the cars of the company Dongfeng, PSA Chinese partner.

Thus, it becomes clear that the platform belongs to the available segment, and will become the basis for models B and C classes. Moreover, it provides for three different wheelbase options, two gauge widths, as well as several wheel diameter options and three rear versions. All this gives a lot of variations on the construction of models. The new platform allows you to build miniature city cars, regular hatchbacks, sedans and compact / subcompact crossovers.

At the moment, CMP has already become the basis for the DS 3 Crossback compact crossover model, and the suspension did not bring us any surprises. The most simple design with McPherson levers in front and the usual twisted beam behind. However, the simplicity of the design is compensated by the use of modern materials: steel with very high and ultra-high elastic limit (AHSS and UHSS), hot forged steel, aluminum and composites are involved in the platform. Only through the selection of materials carbon dioxide emissions are reduced by 1.2 g / km.

Not less important was the aerodynamics of models built on a new platform. To this end, the new platform received a flat bottom, as well as controlled dampers behind the grille.

Another feature of the platform will be economical engines, represented by a 1.2 liter gasoline unit PureTech, and a 1.5-liter diesel BlueHDi with a selective neutralizer of nitrogen oxides.

In addition, the platform has the ability to be used for conventional internal combustion engines, and for hybrids or electric cars. As a source of energy can be used rechargeable battery with a capacity of up to 50 kW * hours. And the maximum power of the electric motor will be up to 136 horsepower.

Also note that the Opel and Vauxhall brands have already become part of the French group PSA, and the companies will produce the same models, but designed for different markets. Already, the rebuilding of brands on PSA platforms, and the unification of all the details, has begun.