Volvo introduces 40 Series concept cars, based on our new Compact Modular Architecture – CMA architecture.
Volvo 40 Series concept cars will be available as a plug-in hybrid, or as a fully electric vehicle. The 40.1 is a crossover-like vehicle and the 40.2 is a lower sedan.
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The newly-revealed 40 series concepts demonstrate for the first time how Volvo plans to expand into the large and lucrative global market for premium small cars with a range of vehicles that combine bold exterior and interior design with industry-leading connectivity, electrification and autonomous drive technologies.
Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive, said:
“The new 40 series cars have the potential to improve our market penetration in an important growing segment. 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 new models are expected to go into production in 2017.