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The Common Module Family-A (CMF-A) is the new car architecture jointly developed by Japanese car maker Nissan and the French automaker Renault as part of their global alliance. The CMF-A platform focuses on minimum manufacturing cost and the first two cars manufactured in this platform are the Kwid and redi-Go.

Buoyed by the positive response to the Renault Kwid and Datsun redi-Go, the alliance plans to make around 70 percent of its vehicles on CMF-A platform by 2020 reports Business Standard. The alliance is already making use of other CMF based platforms in the Nissan Rogue in North America, Qashqai in Europe and the X-Trail in Japan and China. Renault also launched the new Espace, the Kadjar, the new Megane and Talisman, all based on CMF-C/D platforms.

“With the launch of Common Module Family-A, the Renault-Nissan Alliance demonstrates its ability to enter a very competitive market such as India, where only a few OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) succeeded in meeting local customers’ requirement for modern and affordable cars,” Business Standard quoted Arnaud Deboeuf, senior vice-president of Renault-Nissan as saying.