The Volvo forty.1 is a concept crossover with a view to shape base for the brand new XC40, to be positionedbeneath the XC60 within the Volvo variety. The crossover have to compete with the BMW X1 and Audi Q3 after the launch next year, within the access–level luxury crossover phase. The 40.2 alternatively is aconcept sedan in an effort to form base for the S40 within the compact luxury sedan phase.
On design, both the idea receives the brand new Volvo styling with the hammer shaped DRLs and huge frontgrille with vertical slats. those motors could be the primary to be based on the Volvo’s new CMA (Compact Modular architecture) platform, developed together with its parent corporation, Geely.
There isn’t a lot facts to be had on the drivetrain at the moment, however Volvo confirms that each thosemotors can have natural electric and plug-in electric alternatives. There will also be various petrol and diesel engines, mated to the seven-velocity automatic transmission, for numerous markets.
speakme about the brand new principles, Dr Peter Mertens, Senior vice president research & improvementstated, “by using taking a modular approach to both car structure and powertrain improvement we’vesucceeded in leap-frogging the various players inside the top rate section. Our new battery electricpowertrain version opens yet every other exciting bankruptcy inside the unfolding Volvo story.”
the first of the brand new access–stage models should attain showrooms in Europe with the aid of mid-2017 and ought to be launched in India with the aid of 2018 to compete with entry–level models from Mercedes, BMW and Audi.