Secondly, this flexible architecture thing has been around for a while (possibly proposed by Lotus in the late 90s).
The idea is that you have a basic floorpan/chassis frame that accepts all your engine/transmission combos and is made in various different lengths and widths.
Now doesn't that sound rather like the early 90s? When a Land Rover Defender (90/110/130) had a very similar chassis to a Range Rover Classic which had a very similar chassis to a Discovery...
I'm not worried at all. VW used the concept in the 60's with the bug/bus/truck. Chrysler beat the tar out of the idea with Kcar/minivans/limo. Mercedes and Audi have done a great job of it with their sedans/SUVs. I'd rather see the models limited vs no models at all. :?