The Modular Transverse Toolkit (MQB) is currently Volkswagen’s most widely used technology platform. It forms the basis of a variety of models ranging from the small Polo to the large US SUV – the Atlas. All MQB models are equipped with transverse engines installed at the front. The benefits of the MQB include extraordinarily efficient use of space. As one of very few automakers, Volkswagen is able, thanks to the MQB, to offer all its conventional models with an electric powertrain, too. The Golf is an example: to date, this is the world’s first and only car offering customers a choice between petrol, diesel, CNG, electric and plug-in hybrid powertrains.
Modular Transverse Matrix
Modular toolkit strategy as recipe for success: the MQB celebrates tenth anniversaryA global bestseller from Volkswagen is celebrating its tenth anniversary: the modular transverse matrix (MQB). Since 2012, it has been the common basis for a variety of models. More than 32 million vehicles were produced on this platform throughout the Group. The Volkswagen brand has more than 20 million vehicles manufactured so far – from the small Polo to SUVs such as the Atlas (USA) and the Teramont (China). At the same time, the modular matrix philosophy has also been transferred to the electric world, with today’s ID. models based on the MEB (modular electric drive matrix). The next generation will use the SSP – the Scalable Systems Platform – as the Group’s electric technology matrix. It enables the vehicle to be completely connected to its ecosystem and thereby lays the foundations for fully automated driving (Level 4).
Award-winning! – Volkswagen’s electric platform wins renowned TU Wien prizeBig award for Volkswagen: today, Thomas Ulbrich, member of Volkswagen brand Board of Management, “Technical Development” division, accepted the 22nd Porsche Prize awarded by the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) for the development of the modular electric drive matrix (MEB). With the MEB, Volkswagen has brought the platform concept into a new era of mobility: through its systematic focus on pure electric drive and usability for vehicles of different classes, the MEB enables huge economies of scale, reduces the cost of e-mobility and accelerates the transition to zero-emission mobility. The internationally renowned “Porsche Prize” has been awarded for pioneering research and development in automotive engineering since 1977.