3 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y

Vehicle Platform

A vehicle platform is the basis for multiple vehicle models. It incorporates all of the structural subsystems (such as floor and powertrain layout, axles, and suspension) of the relevant class of vehicle (hatchback, saloon, SUV, truck etc).

Vehicle platforms help car companies control cost, because development costs, and to some extent manufacturing costs, of the platform are shared across all the models based on the platform.