TURIN — Imagine the cost-savings of building your entire range of cars on just two modular platforms? Fiat SpA can. Fiat says its plan to base all future models on two platforms, using a form of the space-frame technology pioneered by the Multipla, will save 30% on the investment required to build the same cars by traditional monocoque construction. The strategy became public when Fiat managers explained the rationale behind its quirky-looking, intelligently conceived, Ecobasic concept ...

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