Volvo’s new Compact Modular Architecture platform (CMA) will make its way onto their new range of small cars, first of which is set to arrive in 2017.
This new Volvo CMA platform will allow a wide range of cars, powertrains and electric system varying in design and makeup to be built on the same architecture thus resulting in an aerodynamic and efficient manufacturing process.
Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) and CMA platforms are the basis of Volvo’s product development planned over the next few years, as the company wishes to spruce up its lineup and enhance sales volumes to around 800,000 units per annum.
Having commenced with the launch of XC90 in 2014 on the SPA, the company now gears up for launch of the new Volvo S90 sedan. SPA platform will also be seen on the S90 and V90 wagon, the new CMA platform will be seen on Volvo’s first C segment model in 2017. The first car to get CMA will most likely the already confirmed XC40. Post that, it could be seen on the V40 LWB and C30 successor – C40.
First car based on Volvo CMA platform will enter production at the company’s Ghent plant in Belgium. The components CMA will share with SPA platform includes combustion units, plug-in hybrid components along with several parts on which infotainment, climate, data network and safety systems will be based.
Having detailed this new CMA platform, Volvo has also confirmed that right at the outset, the CMA platform has been designed to conform with electrification with a new Twin Engine plug-in hybrid variant being planned on this new architecture.