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I'm not sure I'd go that far. It isn't like Chevy/GMC or Ford/Mercury. .....
By:  Bean (Moderators; 16925)
Posted on: 04-10-2019 15:03.
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I haven't been in a Cayenne, but I have had a VW Touareg and Audi Q5 as loaners, and they were substantially different. You could find some pieces of switchgear like the sunroof selector that were shared, but you could easily well one was an Audi and the other was a VW.

At the other end there's the GTI and A3, and again, you're not going to mistake the VW for an Audi. You can make an argument that the step up in price isn't justified, but plenty of people will say the same thing about an Audi vs a Toyota Corolla.

I've also had the same impression as Paul that most of the shared technology is trickling down through the range from Porsche and Audi down to VW.

There are the MLB and MQB platforms that are shared, but that seems to be a net benefit for all since it saves a bunch of engineering resources and doesn't seem to be making all of the cars the same as each other.

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