PARIS — Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. has 26 platforms and Renault SA has eight. Their goal is to have 10 common platforms in 2010. The first is the B-platform for the Micra in 2002 and Clio in 2003. Renault engineers are in Japan assuring that the platform being developed at Nissan will suit them. The C-platform, for the Almera, Tino, Megane and Scenic, is expected in 2004-2005. Remi De Coninck, Renault's vice-president for product, says there are three levels of platform sharing: Double ...

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