Volvo Auto has unveiled two of its new concept models, which will work as the platform for their entry-level premium vehicles. The vehicles will be built on their Compact Modular Architecture (CMA). Here is a quick look at both models from Volvo ahead of their public debut.
The Swedish luxury car manufacturer has named the concept vehicles as 40.1 and 40.2 models. Volvo unveiled these new concept models at an event in Gothenburg, Sweden. The concept 40.1 is most likely to be the XC40, while the concept 40.2 is likely to be the V40 model.
Under the hood of both concept models by Volvo will be a hybrid system. The 40.1 and 40.2 concepts will receive a three-cylinder and four-cylinder Twin Engine with a plug-in hybrid option. Volvo engineers are also looking at options of providing customers with an all-electric option in both models.
The Swedish-based manufacturer plans to eventually electrify its entire portfolio. Volvo Auto is confident that by 2025 they will have sold over one million pure electric vehicles globally.
Unfortunately, neither of the models will enter production prior to 2017. Both models will be introduced globally and will be coming to Indian shores as well. Volvo is keen on entering the small-car segment and the 40.1 and 40.2 models will be their entry into several new markets as well.