Renault-Nissan Alliance posts record €2.9B synergies in 2013 ahead of launch of first common module family vehicles
Common Module Family (CMF) is the Alliance's unique system of modular architecture and an increasing source of synergies. CMF enables Renault and Nissan to build a wide range of vehicles from a smaller pool of parts, while at the same time increasing customer choice and quality. Small vehicles are based on CMF-A, while mid-sized vehicles are CMF-B, and the largest vehicles are CMF-C/D. In November 2013, Nissan began selling its first vehicle on CMF in the United States; the new Rogue sports utility vehicle is built on CMF-C/D. The following month, Nissan began selling the X-Trail crossover SUV in Japan, also based on CMF-C/D. In February, Nissan began selling the Qashqai crossover in Europe. The first model based on CMF at Renault will be the replacement for the Espace, which will debut in 2015 on CMF-C/D.