While driving home this afternoon through eastern PA, I noticed a ton of GMTXXX trucks, and realized that these things had at least 5 different names here in the states alone:
Whats the record for the most badge engineered models for a single vehicle platform? I think a few international platforms may come close, but can you beat 5?
However, you'll find all that and more here.
Platforms? That's WAY too generic. There have been tons of platforms that have generated dozens of models...let's just start with the Toyota MC platform that has spawned the Toyota Camry, Toyota Windom, Lexus ES, Toyota Venza, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Sienna...and that's just off the top of my head.
Actual vehicles? Let's try something like the Suzuki Forza/Swift/Cultus/Amenity/Margalla, Geo/Chevrolet Metro/Sprint/Swift, Pontiac Firefly, Maruti 1000, Subaru Justy, Holden Barina, and Chang'an SC7130 Gazelle. That's 14 versions of one car. And I'm sure it's not the worst badge-engineering offender.
Audi A3 Mk2 (8P)
Audi TT Mk2 (8J)
Volkswagen Touran (1T)
Volkswagen Caddy (2K)
SEAT Altea (5P)
Volkswagen Golf Mk5 / GTI / R32 / Rabbit Mk5 (1K)
Škoda Octavia Mk2 (1Z)
Volkswagen Golf Plus (5M)
SEAT Toledo Mk3 (5P)
Volkswagen Jetta Mk5 (1K)
SEAT León Mk2 (1P)
Volkswagen Eos (1F)
Volkswagen Tiguan (5N)
Volkswagen Scirocco (13)
Volkswagen Golf Mk6 (5K)
Škoda Yeti (5L)
Audi Q3 (8U)
Volkswagen Jetta Mk6 (1K), (16)
Volkswagen Beetle (16)
Fox body ford was used a lot.
Lincoln town car
Lincoln Mk VII
I am sure there are a few more that I forgot.
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2009 Mazda 6 GS V6
2008 Suzuki Hayabusa
Originally Posted by alleghenyman
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If you are talking about the same car just rebadged...
Second generation Suzuki Swift (1988-1994)
you can still buy a brand new one in Pakistan today: http://www.paksuzuki.com.pk/Automobi...usProduct.aspx
Yarp or narp?
Chrysler K Car platform
K midsize cars
1981-1989 Dodge Aries (often referred to as the Aries K, owing to strong publicity for the K cars; 1981 models are badged as such.)
1981-1989 Plymouth Reliant (as above, also known as the Reliant K)
1982-1988 Chrysler LeBaron (coupes and convertibles were produced on this platform until 1987)
1982-1988 Chrysler LeBaron Town and Country
1982-1983 Dodge 400
1982-1988 Dodge Dart K (Mexico only)
1982-1988 Valiant Volare K (Mexico only)
1983-1988 Plymouth Caravelle coupe (Canada only)
1983-1986 Chrysler Executive limousine
1984-1986 Dodge 600 coupe and convertible
1984-1987 Dodge Magnum 400 and Dodge Magnum Turbo (Mexico only)
1985 Chrysler 600 (Mexico only)
E (Extended-wheelbase) mid-size cars
1983-1984 Chrysler E-Class
1983-1988 Chrysler New Yorker and Chrysler New Yorker Turbo
1983-1988 Dodge 600 sedan
1985-1988 Plymouth Caravelle
1988-1989 Volare E by Chrysler (Mexico only)
1988 Chrysler New Yorker Turbo
G sports cars (designated as the AG platform from 1989)
1984-1986 Chrysler Laser
1984-1993 Dodge Daytona and Chrysler Daytona (Canada)
1984-1990 Dodge Caravan
1984-1990 Plymouth Voyager
1990 Chrysler Town and Country
H mid-size cars
1985-1988 Chrysler LeBaron GTS
1985-1989 Dodge Lancer
1987 Shelby Lancer
1989 Chrysler LeBaron
P compact cars (designated as the AP platform from 1989)
1987-1994 Dodge Shadow
1987-1994 Plymouth Sundance and Duster
1987-1989 Shelby CSX
J sport cars (designated as the AJ platform from 1989)
1987-1995 Chrysler LeBaron coupe and convertible
1988-1994 Chrysler Phantom coupe only (Mexico only)
C mid-size cars (designated as the AC platform from 1989)
1988-1993 Chrysler New Yorker
1988-1993 Dodge Dynasty and Chrysler Dynasty (Canada)
AA mid-size cars
1989-1994 Chrysler Saratoga (Europe only)
1989-1995 Dodge Spirit
1989-1995 Plymouth Acclaim
1990-1994 Chrysler LeBaron sedan
1990-1994 Chrysler New Yorker (Mexico only)
Q sports car
1989-1991 Chrysler TC by Maserati
Y luxury cars (a stretched variant of the C platform used for two top-line models, also designated as the AY platform)
1990-1993 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue
1990-1993 Chrysler Imperial
1991-1995 Chrysler Town and Country
1991-1995 Dodge Caravan
1991-1995 Plymouth Voyager
One of my most favorite Top Gear clips. When I watched the episode the first time, I was floored.
Now, back to your regularly scheduled thread.
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The thread title reminds me of some auto exec that regretted auto journalists ever discovering the word "platform".
Two vehicles can share a platform and be completely different.
Platform may just involve subsystems that don't really define any major character of said vehicle.
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2009 Jeep Patriot.
2007 Dodge Gran Caravan