2017 Volvo SUV Design and Release Date
After the teaser a few days ago, Volvo has unveiled two concepts that anticipate the new generation of the Series 40. The project comes to life with all’inedita modular platform CMA (Compact Modular Architecture), developed by Volvo to accommodate a range of gasoline, diesel, hybrid and electric: just the electrification of the range will be one of the central nodes of the new strategy. The new Series 40 Series will be presented in the course of 2017 and will debut also important news on the connectivity and security plan.
2017 Volvo Two prototypes to open a new design chapter
The two concept, a compact crossover and a notchback sedan, also show the design trends that will characterize the new generation of models, with a marked increase in the sculpted lines and angles. The link with the general evolution of the Volvo style is evident, with elements such as the headlights and the treatment of surfaces that reflect the themes of the recent XC90, S90 and V90, but there are also unusual outbursts, such as cutting of the rear pillars of both models.
2017 Volvo SUV and sedan to widen the range of Series 40
The decision to present the two body variants is not random: the series 40 can now count on only five-door hatchback, but it will be just the crossover and sedan to considerably broaden the customer base, bringing Volvo in a particularly dynamic segment, especially in the premium key. The five-door has not been announced for the moment, but there does not seem at the time in question.
The electrification of the range 2017 Volvo
The CMA Series 40 platform is designed to accommodate a new generation of powertrain. Among these is the T5 Twin Engine variant, which exploits an unpublished supercharged 3-cylinder petrol engine developed by Volvo and mated to a dual-clutch seven-speed gearbox, front-wheel drive and the electric motor. The platform is also designed to create a fully electric version, which will complement the already confirmed for 2019 built on the platform Spa.