40 series prototype Volvo two new concept cars released

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40 series prototype Volvo two new concept cars released

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    On May 18th, two brand-new concept cars were officially released in Sweden, named Volvo 40.1 and Volvo 40.2 respectively, of which 40.1 is a compact SUV concept car, while Volvo 40.2 is a crossover sedan. The two models adopt Volvo’s latest family-style design style and are fashionable and avant-garde. After mass production, they will become Volvo’s brand-new 40 series models. The new car is based on the brand-new CMA modular platform, and the first 40 series model (brand-new (|)).

    ● Volvo 40.1 concept car

    Volvo 40.1 concept car is positioned as a brand-new compact SUV model, which can be regarded as the prototype of XC40. The front face design is very similar to the current (|), but the center of the front face is sunken inward and the bumper is extended forward, which makes the front face more stereoscopic and somewhat aggressive. It also adopts a straight waterfall air intake grille, but the grille is more sparse. The headlights use Volvo family-style "Raytheon Hammer" daytime running lights, and the headlights use full LED light sources.

Volvo's two 40 series concept cars

Volvo's two 40 series concept cars

Volvo's two 40 series concept cars

    The Volvo 40.1 concept car adopts a high waistline design, and the waistline extends upward in the center of the rear window, which increases the sense of movement on the side of the car body, but the area of the window will also be reduced. The black roof is integrated with the hidden A-pillar and B-pillar, which is full of personality. The black anti-scratch guard and the larger wheel eyebrow shape also echo the color of the roof.

Volvo's two 40 series concept cars

 

Volvo's two 40 series concept cars

Volvo's two 40 series concept cars

    The design of the rear of the car is relatively simple. The L-shaped large taillights are still the iconic design of Volvo models. The rear taillights are very simple and perfectly integrated with the car body. At the same time, the black spoiler is designed above the rear window, which increases the movement of the rear.

Volvo's two 40 series concept cars

    ● Volvo 40.2 concept car

    Volvo 40.2 concept car is a sedan with a crossover style. It is expected to become a new generation S40 sedan version after mass production. The concept car is very different from the existing Volvo cars in design, and angular lines are widely used. Of course, the "Raytheon Hammer" daytime running light is not absent, and it is integrated with the front grille. The front grille does not adopt a straight waterfall type, but adopts a square block design, which is unique. The concept car adopts a through-type lower air intake grille, and it seems that the design also adopts the element of "Raytheon’s Hammer".

Volvo's two 40 series concept cars

Volvo's two 40 series concept cars

Volvo's two 40 series concept cars

    The side of the car body also adopts a high waistline design, and adopts the popular hidden A-pillar and B-pillar, and the lines of the roof are straight, and the transition of the C-pillar extends straight to the rear of the car, which is somewhat like a crossover model. The roof uses a large panoramic skylight, which almost occupies the whole roof.

Volvo's two 40 series concept cars

Volvo's two 40 series concept cars

Volvo's two 40 series concept cars

Volvo's two 40 series concept cars

    In the rear part, the concept car looks like a scaled-down version of the brand-new S90, with a brand-new hatchback tailgate design, which improves its practicability. The C-type taillight group uses LED light source, while the tail line is still angular, echoing the front face, simple and stylish.

    ● New CMA modular platform

    The two concept cars are prototypes of Volvo 40 series, which will be built on Volvo’s latest CMA modular platform, including XC40, brand-new V40 and brand-new S40. CMA modular platform is a compact car platform developed with Volvo, which can realize modular production and reduce costs. At the same time, more lightweight materials are adopted to reduce the weight of the car body. In the future, cars, hatchbacks and SUVs will be derived from this platform.

Volvo's two 40 series concept cars

Volvo's two 40 series concept cars

    Li Shufu, chairman of Geely Holding Group, once said: "Now we are developing the CMA platform jointly by Volvo and Sweden, and the technology after successful development is definitely shared. C is a compact car, M is modular, and A is architecture, which is the infrastructure module. In other words, we will build the basic technology and then carry out different combinations and derivatives. "

Volvo's two 40 series concept cars

    According to previous reports, the future CMA platform will adopt a 1.5T three-cylinder engine and a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a 1.5T three-cylinder engine and an electric motor.

Volvo's two 40 series concept cars

    The 1.5T three-cylinder engine is a small-displacement engine developed on the basis of the Drive-E 2.0T four-cylinder engine, which can achieve a power output with a maximum power of 132kW and a peak torque of 265Nm. Volvo’s new 40 series will take "1.5T+7-speed dual clutch" as the main conventional powertrain. In addition to the traditional power, the new model created by CMA platform will also launch a plug-in hybrid version. The engine is responsible for driving the front axle and the motor drives the rear axle, thus forming a four-wheel drive layout.

Volvo's two 40 series concept cars

   In addition, pure electric vehicles will be born on this platform. Volvo plans that its first pure electric vehicle based on CMA platform will be born in 2019.

    Editor’s comment:The launch of these two concept cars not only indicates that Volvo will show its talents in the compact market, but also has a greater significance in announcing that the CMA modular platform will be launched soon. The launch of CMA modular platform is of great benefit to Volvo and Geely, and Volvo can take this opportunity to enter the low-end market, reduce development costs, improve development efficiency and compete with BBA. For Geely brand, CMA platform will greatly improve the technical level of its new car.

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