Volvo has revealed some new details about their Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) that is being jointly-developed with Geely.

Volvo has revealed some new details about their Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) that is being jointly-developed with Geely.

Set to underpin a number of smaller models including the S40, V40 and XC40, the platform won't use that many components from the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) in order to save weight and reduce costs.

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson also stated the Geely variants will be completely different than those from Volvo despite the fact that they ride on the same platform.  As he explained to Top Gear, "Volvo to Geely will be like Audi to Skoda."

While Samuelsson was coy on specifics, the XC40 could be launched in 2018.  It should be followed by the S40 and V40 about a year later.

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