Swedish auto giant Volvo is continuously seen working towards making globally successful and competitive products and the highly acclaimed XC90 was its first step in that direction. Recently through a press release, Volvo conveyed its plan to utilize their newly developed Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) in its upcoming range of compact cars. The CMA is similar to Volvo’s acclaimed Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) but is tuned to underpin their smaller range of cars.
Volvo will roll out the CMA based cars only by the year 2017 and the brand is expected to make all their cars only on these two new modular platforms in the near future. The positive part of the platform is the higher economies of scale that the automaker will achieve, not to forget higher quality parts and technologies from the bigger offerings will make it on smaller cars as well.
Brand Volvo is very well known for a host of safety features that come in their cars and the company will be able to provide that kind of safety and rich technology to each and every car owner through this concept. If the promised growth plan is to be believed, the auto manufacturer will be replacing every model in their line-up with the new architecture models within a time span of just four years. Volvo is expecting to hit an ambitious sales target of over 800,000 units a year with the new platform.
The similarities of Volvo’s SPA and CMA platform will also see similar engine options powering the model including both conventional and new plug-in hybrids options along with infotainment, electrical and safety systems which will help the company to work more economically and efficiently in terms of production standards. The CMA platform will be getting a new Twin Engine plug-in hybrid variant specially designed for it. The two architecture platforms will also help the automaker achieve the goal of no deaths or injuries in its cars by 2020.