Tata Motors & Volkswagen could announce their technical partnership today – Report

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The parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Geneva Motor Show, reportedly

According to a few reports, Tata Motors and Volkswagen could announce their technological partnership today. Two days ago, Autocar India had reported that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the two car manufacturers.

2015 Tata Nano GenX AMT profile
VW could leverage the Indian manufacturer’s know-how of India-specific products and low-cost manufacturing.

At the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Tata Motors MD and CEO Guenter Butschek had confirmed that the two companies were in the midst of discussions, but didn’t divulge a date of announcement or more details about the technical partnership.

The report states that Volkswagen will make use of Tata’s AMP system that impressed Germany’s EDAG firm for its crashworthiness, while Tata is keen on exploring the use of Volkswagen’s electrical architecture, among other technologies. VW would also be interested in leveraging the Indian manufacturer’s know-how of India-specific products low-cost manufacturing. Tata could also start producing new engines for VW, given that the engines locally assembled by VW are expensive for the Indian market.

2017 VW Polo profile rendering
The first VW products that could benefit from this partnership are the next generation VW Polo and Vento.

With such a partnership in the works, Tata Motors could see quicker returns from the AMP platform, while VW will have the knowledge and resources to make a significant mark in the Indian automotive industry finally.

[Source: Autocar India]

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