Volvo seems willing to give a turn of 360 degrees in terms of the design of their vehicles. After renewed completely to their big cars Volvo XC90, S90 and V90; now it will be the turn of the compact. After releasing last week a few teasers, now formally presented to the Volvo 40.1 and 40.2 Concept. These two prototypes ahead of the lines of the next Volvo XC40 and V40.
In terms of design, take some known elements, such as the headlights with the characteristic shape of the “hammer of Thor”. Adds a body angular and with lines very marked that give them a dynamic character. In the case of the 40.1 Concept, with the form of SUV, it will highlight by having the lower part and the roof of black color, in addition to a rear prominent with the pilots in the form of ‘L’.
The Volvo 40.2 Concept takes a form of vehicle that is closer to the S90. It will also present some details in black, but behind it is completely different, with a few riders in the rear with the shape of a ‘C‘. Of the interior are yet to be revealed pictures even if we assume that both will have high-technological equipment. Also noted for their quality, since they seek to position itself in a premium segment.
future models of the series 40, shall be first in use the modular platform CMA, which will be smaller than the SPA of the vehicles of the series 90, but may also be adapted to several mechanical. Among them will be the engines of three-and four-cylinder Drive-e brand. It will highlight the propellant hybrid T5 Twin Engine, which combines the three-cylinder with an electric motor and is mated to an automatic gearbox of double clutch and seven speeds.
below are expected to arrive versions 100% electric of the upcoming V40 and XC40. These will make their debut the next year 2017, and as we can see through the prototypes, the objective is clear: reach a new audience. With the compact Volvo 40.1 and 40.2 Concept, the Swedish brand returns to give a change in your design to be more attractive. With the XC90, S90 and V90 has worked; time will tell if it becomes to repeat the success.
Source – Volvo