Volkswagen MQB platform to celebrate 10th anniversary


The Volkswagen modular transverse matrix (MQB), one of VW’s most-popular platforms, will celebrate its 10th year.


  • When was the VW MQB platform launched?

    It was launched in the autumn of 2012.
  • What was the first Volkswagen to use the MQB platform?

    The first Volkswagen to use the MQB platform is the Golf VII.
  • It was launched in the autumn of 2012 and made its debut with the VW Golf VII. Since its release, the Volkswagen MQB has been the common basis for a variety of models. According to Volkswagen, more than 32 million vehicles were produced on this platform throughout the group.


    “The introduction of the MQB 10 years ago was a crucial step. The MQB not only serves as the technology matrix for our combustion-engine models with a transverse engine, it is also the backbone of our economic efficiency and resilience, as MQB-based vehicles make a significant contribution to financing future topics of the brand’s Accelerate strategy, which include electric mobility, digitalization, new business models and autonomous driving,” said Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Passenger Cars Ralf Brandstätter.

    The MQB platform also played a role in the development of Volkswagen’s electric drive matrix (MEB) platform for the all-electric models of the ID. product line. Like the MQB, the MEB provides a clearly defined yet versatile matrix for the high-volume Group brands.

    “With the MEB, we have made electric mobility suitable for the masses worldwide and will offer a model in every vehicle segment by 2025. With the SSP, the next generation of an all-electric, fully digital, and highly scalable mechatronics platform will be introduced. This platform will continue the success story from 2026 onwards and will set new standards — in terms of range, charging speed, and connected driving experience,” Brandstätter adds.

    In addition, the MEB also provides the basis for the next revolutionary modular toolkit for Volkswagen’s electric vehicles, which will also include sporty and luxurious cars. The future mechatronics platform SSP (Scalable Systems Platform) will feature state-of-the-art electronics and software. Volkswagen plans to present the first vehicle using the SSP platform in 2026.

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