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CMP: The New Modular, Multi-energy Platform for Groupe PSA


As part of its Push To Pass strategic plan, Groupe PSA has been scaling back the number of its platforms worldwide so to sustainably optimise the effectiveness of its R&D costs and its industrial and production processes.

This initiative will ultimately lead to the manufacture of all Groupe PSA passenger cars on two multi-energy platforms, namely the Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2) launched in 2013 and the Common Modular Platform (CMP) first launched with the DS 3 CROSSBACK.

Groupe PSA has begun an assertive campaign to introduce electrified versions of its vehicles from 2019.

The new models made on these two platforms will be available in internal combustion (petrol and diesel), electric and hybrid versions in tune with the transition of energy deployment.

100% of the Groupe PSA range will be electrified by 2025.

• The mid and high-end body styles of the five Groupe PSA brands will be produced on EMP2 platform. In addition to petrol and diesel engines, EMP2 will also facilitate the Plug-in Hybrid petrol-Electric Vehicle powertrain (PHEV).

By 2021, the Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel and Vauxhall brands are to launch eight new PHEVs.


… meets the needs of markets and customers around the world • CMP

… is dedicated to the manufacture of all compact city cars (B segment), entry-level and mid-range saloons (C segment) and compact SUVs, from Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel or Vauxhall brands.

… complements perfectly EMP2, which covers the development and manufacture of vehicles in the C, D and SUV segments.

…boasts great modularity, particularly in terms of dimensions (two track widths, three wheelbases, three rear modules and the capability to offer several wheel diameters)

…allows Groupe PSA to provide customers with a broad range of body styles, from city / urban cars and saloons to SUVs.

…offers greater stylistic freedom to each of the Group’s brands, helping them to fully express their unique identity

… is multi-energy to support the energy transition, meeting the highest standards in terms of emissions

CMP can be optimised to make in ternal combustion and electric ver sions on the same production line. Customers can therefore choose a petrol, diesel or electric version of any model, and Groupe PSA can respond swiftly and adapt accordingly to market trends.

• Starting in 2019, Groupe PSA will be able to manufacture the latest generation of electric vehicles on CMP. They will be equipped with a 100kW (136hp) electric motor, a 50kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a high-performance heat pump.

• The platform already accommodates the latest generation of internal combustion engines equipped with the most efficient pollution control systems on the market, including the PureTech 3-cylinder petrol engine (engine of the year for the fourth consecutive year in 2018) and the latest 1.5l Blue HDi diesel engine fitted with SCR technology, meeting the most stringent environmental standards, particularly in Europe and China.

• CMP has been designed and optimised to limit CO2 emissions by leveraging all of the factors that contribute to lower consumption: -Weight reduction: up to 1.2 g CO2/km decrease using high-performance materials such as advanced and ultra high-strength steel (AHSS and UHSS), press hardened steel, aluminium and composites.

-Better aerodynamics: up to 1.5 g CO2/km reduction by smoothing the underbody and using controlled air intake systems on the vehicles’ front end.

-Lower rolling resistance: up to 2.5 g CO2/ km decrease by using Class A tyres and reducing mechanical friction on the axles.

-Optimised powertrains: up to 9 g CO2/km reduction by improving conventional engine output, downsizing, reducing mechanical friction, elongating transmission systems, deploying Stop-Start technology on the 1.2l PureTech82 engine.

The benefits will vary depending on the model and powertrain

CMP is powerful and smart to offer more benefits previously reserved for the high-end segments CMP makes it possible to offer Groupe PSA customers an excellent level of benefits: AN ENHANCED IN-CAR COMFORT

• Acoustic comfort is due to efficient noise insulation solutions on the body (joints, soundproofing).

• Reduced vibration is due to the axle architecture and the use of acrylic materials in the floor.

• Thermal comfort is due to more efficient front-end cooling and other HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) components.

LEVEL 2 DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS (automated driving) launched on the DS 7 CROSSBACK including:

• Highway Integrated Assist (HIA): Adaptive Cruise Control with a stop and go system (ACC stop & go) coupled with Lane Positioning Assist (LPA). This technology adjusts the vehicle’s speed and trajectory to the environment (steering wheel controlled by driver).

• Generation 4 Citypark: full management of trajectory, speed and braking.

A COMMITMENT TO QUALITY AND RELIABILITY With vehicles developed to stay like new for at least three years due to state-of-the-art technical and process solutions that raise the bar in terms of performance features, quality during use and durability. Groupe PSA has acquired the relevant experience with its current B segment platform (BVH1), whose excellent quality level places it among the best in the market for this segment.

CMP is global to be rolled out in less than two years to Groupe PSA plants worldwide

The new platform will be rolled out from December 2018 to plants around the world in two years. This will make it possible to produce differentiated models in Groupe PSA’s key strategic regions: Europe (France, Spain, Slovakia), Asia (China), Latin America (Argentina, Brazil) and Africa (Morocco, Algeria).

The close-to-the-customer international rollout will allow models to be specifically tailored to all markets



Groupe PSA developed in France CMP plateform with its partner Dongfeng Motors for an international rollout. R&D costs were split 50:50. The partnership has enabled Groupe PSA to achieve R&D savings, but also to access a wide range of competitive local suppliers, improve its knowledge of the Chinese market so as to meet customer expectations in that region, and boost its production volumes. The advent of the new modular, multi-energy and global CMP platform is facilitating the production of efficient vehicles at optimised costs, as purchases and production are pooled to achieve efficient economies of scale. All production sites have become more flexible due to their versatile, matching facilities, where operators can expertly assemble both the internal combustion version and the electric version. CMP guarantees greater efficiency of vehicle manufacturing at all production facilities. It is designed to allow for fully automated body assembly