The Volvo V40 model will get a new generation in 2017, which will be developed on a platform that the Swedish are working with Geely, the Chinese company that bought the brand.
The new Volvo V40 2017 will be a model developed in collaboration with Geely, the Chinese company that owns the Volvo brand and the V40 range includes several models. In the first phase, the V40 will have a five-door crossover, a hatchback and a sedan.
Subsequently, Volvo may launch several body styles based on that platform, all belonging in the premium compact segment.
Geely will use the newly created platform to build, in turn, compact models , but they do not belong to the premium segment .
The future compact model from Volvo will have a modular architecture , called C-segment Modular Architecture that allows more body configurations and several sizes. In addition, this architecture can be used by people from Geely to build less sophisticated models that will not benefit from the technological and safety features that Volvo cars have. The Chinese will reduce costs to a minimum by equipping the model that less advanced engines, less complex suspensions and simpler design .
The new platform is already in progress at China Euro Vehicle Technology, a center that brings together specialists from both brands, opened last year in Goteborg near the headquarters of Volvo.