Volkswagen will learn some new tricks from sister brand Audi. Volkswagen will adopt Audi’s modular-architecture strategy in order to cut development times by a year and expand its portfolio significantly.

"We will increase the number of cars we have in our lineup," Hackenberg told Automotive News Europe at the press launch here for the new Touareg SUV. "With the new strategy, we will need less time and fewer people to create new vehicles."

Hackenberg helped develop Audi’s modular-architecture strategy, which the carmaker calls MLB, while he was the German luxury brand’s head of research and development. MLB is a German acronym that stands for modular-length components.

The first example of an MLB-developed vehicle is the Audi A5 coupe, which will debut this week at the Geneva auto show.

Source: Automotive News

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