Alongside the unveiling of the new XC40, Volvo also unveiled the 40.2 concept, it shows what a small sedan could look like. Just like the new SUV concept, it will be built on company’s new CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) platform, which will be shared by the upcoming smaller models manufactured by parent company Geely.
Speaking of the exterior styling, the Volvo 40.2 concept gets a a more extroverted, futuristic design with the ‘Thor’s Hammer headlights’ flanking the large grille and a distinctive sleek air intakes on the front bumper. While on the side, it features a deep body cut in the doors with large wheel arches. At the rear, it gets C-shaped taillights with the completion of a large rear hatch. Just like the S60 Cross Country, the 40.2 looks like more like a crossover sedan. Looking at the profile, the concept is different from the current generation of the V40, as it has been named under the V series.
“Each member of our product family has its own distinct character, just like the members of a real family. CMA has helped us to capture something special, something youthful in our new concept cars. They have an energy, a disruptive and engaging urban character that makes them stand out amongst the crowd. This is the flavour of small Volvos to come,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President, Design, at Volvo Car Group.
Speaking of the engine spec, it will be powered by an electric powertrain incorporates a battery pack mounted in the centre of the car that will be transmitting the power to the front wheels. Though, the company has not revealed any performance figures, yet.
Volvo also stated that its new global small car range will include a pure battery electric vehicle as well as Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain variants, in line with the company’s commitment to the electrification of its entire portfolio. Volvo plans to have sold a total of up to 1 million electrified cars by 2025 globally.