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Audi and Porsche to share vehicle architecture

Added by admin 12/04/17

6 April 2017 By ROBBIE WALLIS

Mission statement: Porsche and Audi will work together on areas such as electrification, meaning Audi may help develop the all-electric Porsche Mission E.

AUDI and Porsche have released a joint statement confirming they will collaborate on a number of different development areas including vehicle architecture, electrification, digitalisation and autonomous driving.

Audi chairman of the board of management Rupert Stadler said the initiative would bring together the brightest ideas from both companies to develop strategies for the future.

“The best brains of both companies will together set the technical course for the future,” he said.

“We are united by many shared values, above all, by our pursuit of the best solutions and the best offerings for our customers.”

Collaboration between the two Volkswagen Group subsidiaries is nothing new, having previously worked together in the field of SUV development.

The two brands will spend the coming months outlining their partnership – which will be mapped out up to 2025 – with each co-developed project to be jointly headed by a representative from each brand.

According to Porsche chairman of the board of management Oliver Blume, the two brands will be careful to avoid co-development to the point that their cars and brands become interchangeable.

“Together, we will make faster progress in the race for the mobility of the future,” he said. “We will utilise the expertise of both companies and take advantage of synergies.

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