GM reveals plan for huge reduction in platforms and engines

August 10th, 2011 by Darren Cottingham

At a recent business conference, General Motors has revealed details on a new plan that will apparently ensure long-term sustainable performance for the Detroit carmaker.

It calls for some extreme measures including a significant reduction of platforms used by its brands globally. This will help cut development costs and increase profits.

“More of our components will be common and more of our vehicles will be on global architectures” said the GM CEO, Dan Akerson.

Like it’s arch rival Ford with its ‘One Ford’ policies GM will reduce the number of core architectures, parts and subcomponents. GM’s platforms also be reduced from 30 in 2010, to just 14 by 2018. Continue reading “GM reveals plan for huge reduction in platforms and engines” »