Volvo Cars unveiled two new concept vehicle ideas — 40.1, 40.2 — last month. The official launch also marks the Swedish brand’s global small-car strategy. The newly revealed 40 series concept models demonstrate for the first time how Volvo plans to expand into the large and lucrative global market for premium small cars with a range of vehicles that combine bold exterior and interior design with industry-leading connectivity, electrification and autonomous drive technologies.
The new concept cars will be the first built around Volvo’s new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), which has been specially created for smaller cars and which has liberated the company’s designers and engineers to explore bold and daring new directions.
The Volvo 40.1, 40.2 concepts also seem to preview what the future XC40 SUV and S40 sedans could look like and given the brand’s premium aspirations it is unlikely that Volvo will have models under the 40 Series in future.