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 Among these is the T5 Twin Engine variant, which exploits an unpublished supercharged 3-cylinder petrol engine developed by Volvo and mated to a dual-clutch seven-speed gearbox, front-wheel drive and the electric motor.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.
Volvo presents new S60 and V60 Polestar, sports models will be offered in key markets worldwide, including Italy. After the launch in 2014 in selected areas, spreading into new countries has prompted Saab to increase the annual production, which will rise from 750 to 1,500 copies.
2017 Volvo S60 e V60 to share power 367 hp
A renewed push sedans and wagons are a specific version of the 2.0-liter four-cylinder Drive-E supercharged, capable of delivering 367 hp and 470 Nm of torque, mated to eight-speed Geartronic automatic transmission. Turbine, pistons, connecting rods, camshafts, intake and exhaust have been modified by Polestar department for sports performance: according to the House is sufficient 4.7 seconds to reach 100 km / h from standstill, with the top speed electronically limited as always 250 km / h. In order to ground all the horses available, the Polestar models use a four-wheel drive standard. At the same time the aging of all components made it possible to optimize consumption, with a claimed average of 7.8 l / 100 km and 179 g / km of CO2.
2017 Volvo S60 e V60 refined solutions for the frame
Changes have also involved the chassis: were installed new alloy wheels 20 “with tires 245/35, were adopted adjustable Ohlins dampers and specific items for springs and bars. The power steering has been recalibrated to provide better handling, while the braking system adopts Brembo front discs 371 mm with six-piston calipers. the total weight was slightly reduced compared to the previous series (20 to 24 kg depending on the version), and has been optimized weight distribution.
2017 Volvo S60 e V60 Details of leather and carbon
Pending the official price list for our market and the list of options, it is certain that the budget of Polestar models include the aero kit and interior leather trim and carbon fiber. Customers can order the new Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar in the colors Rebel Blue, Onyx Black, Bright Silver and Ice White.
The 2017 Volvo S90 was unveiled Wednesday near the headquarters of the manufacturer in Gothenburg, Sweden, offering a luxurious look, three new engine options and the latest Volvo safety technology.
Built on the new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA for short), which is also the basis of the XC90, the S90 2017 new design is strongly influenced by the Concept Coupe. LED headlights “Thor’s Hammer” concept and the XC90 give a familiar look on the front, while the profile of the S90 gets a clean and elegant look with a luxurious proportion shaft and board – SPA Volvo hidden very well the roots of its front wheel. On the back, the lights of the Concept Coupe move with little change to the S90 production, while at the gate of the trunk can see the Volvo name and what is the sedan engine under the hood.
2017 Volvo S90 Engine, Horsepower
Speaking of engines, customers in the United States will have three different options when the four-cylinder 2017 Volvo S90 reaches our shores. The T5 turbo 2.0-liter engine found in the S60 sedan, the 2.0 liter supercharged and turbocharged XC90 comes in the petrol version T6 and T8 plug-in hybrid. European customers will surely get diesel (and a V90 wagon). The powers have not been announced, but the T5 produces 240 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque in the S60, while the T6 and T8 produce 316 hp and 295 pound-feet of torque and 400 hp and 472 pound-feet of torque , respectively. It is expected that eight-speed automatic transmission is standard across all models. All-wheel drive will also be available.
2017 Volvo S90 Interior
Inside, the elegant and luxurious interior of the XC90 is moved with small but noticeable changes. The interior features a striking blend of high quality leather and beautiful wood and metal finishes. The infotainment system for Volvo Sensus removes many of the buttons we could find on the center console, helping to simplify and eliminate clutter the interior. Because the goal of Volvo to reduce injuries and deaths remove their vehicles from 2020 is fast approaching, we can guess that the new Volvo S90 will have most, if not all security technologies that are semi-autonomous management in XC90.
The price of Volvo S90 2017 has not yet been announced, but because it replaces the S80 and the latter is available from about $ 44.500 US, including shipping charges, we can say that will be located around $ 46.500 for the base model S90 T5.