GM Alpha 2 Vehicle Platform
The General Motors Alpha 2 platform, otherwise written Alpha II, is an automotive vehicle architecture designed to underpin compact and mid-size vehicles with a longitudinal front-engine, rear-drive configuration. The platform is a successor to the first generation Alpha architecture, or Alpha 1.
Like Alpha 1, Alpha 2 was engineered with a focus on world-class driving dynamics and light weight, and can be adapted to underpin luxury and non-luxury vehicles. We expect Alpha 2 to make its debut on the next Cadillac ATS and next Cadillac CTS lines, followed by the next Chevy Camaro.
Notable components of the platform include:
- Front-engined, longitudinally-mounted layout
- A four wheel independent suspension system with a McPherson Strut in the front and a 5-link independent setup in the rear
- Rear- and all-wheel-drive applications
- Flexible wheelbase configurations
- Extensive use of high-strength steels
|Type:||Unibody Welded Steel|
|Vehicle size:||Compact, Midsize|
|Supported Vehicle Type:||Passenger Cars, Sports Cars|
|Layout:||Front-engine, RWD & AWD|
The Alpha 2 platform is expected to be capable of supporting a wide range of General Motors engines, including naturally-aspirated and force-inducted variants of four-, six-, and eight-cylinder engines.