Volvo's Senior Vice President of Product Strategy & Vehicle Line Management has revealed some new details about the upcoming V40 and XC40.

Volvo's Senior Vice President of Product Strategy & Vehicle Line Management has revealed some new details about the upcoming V40 and XC40.

Speaking to Car Advice, Lex Kerssemakers confirmed the models will ride on the new C-segment Modular Architecture (CMA) that is being jointly developed with Geely. Little is known about the platform itself but Kerssemakers said it's flexible enough to underpin a "wide range of products," potentially even a C30 successor.

The executive was tight-lipped on performance specifications but he did confirm plans for a plug-in hybrid variant of both models.

If everything goes according to plan, Volvo will introduce the new V40 in 2016 and the XC40 in 2018.

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