Volvo has provided the first look at its new range of smaller cars.
Volvo showed two new concept cars that move the Swedish brand in a new direction and mark the official launch of its global small-car strategy.
The 40 series concept models 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.
The new concept cars will be the first built around Volvo’s new Compact Modular Architecture, which has been specially created for smaller cars. The Concept 40 is slightly larger than the current 40-series cars but not as big as the 60-series models.
It will permit different styles of cars with various powertrains to be designed, built and produced very quickly and at much lower cost than previously.
Hybrid and pure electric cars are in the pipeline as the Swedish car-maker aims to have a million EVs on the world’s roads inside a decade.