Since the Swedish manufacturer Volvo was acquired by Geely is living a golden age. Its range of models is competitive and the public is reacting very positively to this fact. Back are the fears about the future that it could have on hand Chinese, as everyone (myself included) thought that it would end his days as a mere assembler of cars for the Chinese market and little else.
The time has passed and have known how evolved the new S90, XC90 and now it is the turn to the XC60. The range of the manufacturer is being updated at a high rate and the technological level of these is also rising integers. All this has been possible thanks to the money that has injected Geely and the design and development of its modern modular platforms.
Thanks to them we will soon have the new family 40 which will be formed by the XC40 and a traditional compact. However, we have known by Car and Driver that the Swedish House plans will go a step further. Lex Kerssemakers, President of Volvo for the United States, He has conducted an interview for this medium, and it suggests that the range of the manufacturer can even grow downward.
The words of ImageX have focused on the obvious stress “is quite simple: the S90 is the largest, and the V40 is the smallest” […] “And when there is a 20, it will be even smaller”. With these words we can guess that the anxieties of Volvo by growth in the market will go through creating a smaller than the current 40 family. An idea that is highlighted by the previous concept 40.2, for he had a form of sedan with a demure size.
If this family launched 20 could also become a XC20, or what would be the same, perfect for the Q2 Audi rival and that can reach the international land premium. This new family would be guaranteed by the hybrid technology plugin which is already in vain the Volvo engine larger, making sure their technological level is beyond doubt.
Source – Car and Driver