The Swedish brand showcased two new concept cars with 40 series supporting the expansion on the global market for quality small vehicles. They integrate striking exterior and cabin style with supreme connectivity, electrification and autonomous software.
The models will be built around Volvo’s new Compact Modular Architecture, which has been specifically designed for smaller cars, giving the designers and engineers the chance to explore bold and daring new directions. Senior Vice President, Thomas Ingenlath said: “Each member of our product family has its own distinct character, just like the members of a real family. CM has helped us to capture something special, something youthful in our new concept cars. They have an energy, a disruptive and engaging urban character that makes them stand out among the crowd. This is the flavour of small Volvos to come.”
The new concepts will feature a pure-battery electric vehicle as well as Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrains variants, in line with the company’s commitment to the electrification of its entire portfolio. On top of that, the driver can also have innovative connectivity services, plus the advanced standard package of safety features and ground-breaking Scandinavian interior design.
President and Chief Executive, Hakan Samuelsson said: “An electric powertrain program, including both a new compact Twin Engine plug-in hybrid as well as a pure electric car, are central to the CMA architecture.”
The first new 40 series car is expected to go into production in 2017.
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