BARCELONA, Spain – With the Qashqai cross/utility vehicle, the Renault-Nissan Alliance has come of age: Instead of using Renault SA’s Megane’s C-segment platform, as earlier envisioned by the alliance leaders, it uses a platform essentially developed by Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. in Japan. “The Megane platform was not 4-wheel-drive ready,” says Peter Brown, the Qashqai vehicle evaluation manager. “We adapted it.” Maturity of the alliance was behind the decision to postpone the idea of common ...
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