The CMA is a new platform used to underpin all the Volvo cars released in 2017.
Volvo just released details on its new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA). The announcement was made through a press release. The announcement shows the brand is undergoing a complete brand overhaul.
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Volvo plans to launch many cars in 2017. The CMA will help to underpin the cars to be launched in 2017. The CMA is similar to the previously existing Scalable Platform Architecture by Volvo. The SPA is already used in many big models of Volvo such as the XC90 and the S90 luxury sedan.
The plans are a step forward by Volvo as it evolves into a luxury car maker. The CMA will allow Volvo to completely reinvent itself in the auto industry. Volvo will also retain the SPA in some of its cars.
The presence of two platforms for car building will allow Volvo to have more freedom. Volvo will be able to systematically streamline the production of new models. The engine and the safety systems of the Volvo cars will remain the same. The systems may be altered considering the size of the vehicle.
“The flexibility of CMA liberates Volvo’s engineers and designers, allowing them to devise and introduce a wide range of new and alluring features whilst at the same time improving drivability, offering world-class safety features and connected car technologies,” said Dr Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President, Research & Development at Volvo Car Group.
Volvo has already announced it will soon start making the next generation V40 and the XC40 crossover. It’s safe to assume the V40 and XC40 will be made using the CMA platform. The transformation of the model line will be substantial using a new platform. Volvo also believes in the next four years it will replace every single model in its line-up.
“We are in a terrific position with CMA. We have developed this new architecture as a plug and play component. This means that on Volvo’s next generation of compact cars you will benefit from the advanced technologies available on our XC90 today,” said Dr Mertens.
The Swedish automaker also aims to increase its annual sale volumes by double. The goal is to take the sale to around 800,000 units in the next four years.
“CMA is a key part of the continued growth strategy of the Volvo Cars brand,” said Björn Annwall, Senior Vice President, Sales Marketing and Customer Service at Volvo Car Group.
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“Apart from offering all the benefits and features of a larger premium car, such as the industry-leading safety, powertrain and infotainment technologies, CMA will deliver a true and distinctive Volvo driving and ownership experience setting it apart from others in this growing premium segment.”