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Volvo and Geely to Share New Modular Architecture for C-Segment Vehicles

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China’s Geely and Volvo have announced that the two automakers are working on developing a modular architecture for the next generation C-segment cars for both Geely Auto and Volvo.

Volvo Concept Coupe

China’s Geely and Volvo have announced that the two automakers are working on developing a modular architecture for the next generation C-segment cars for both Geely Auto and Volvo. According to Geely, the modular architecture will help achieve synergies through economies of scale and scope in terms of development, testing, and procurement, without the slightest compromise on brand value.
“The modular architecture is an important springboard for Geely Group’s sustainable development globally and benefits the growth of both Volvo Cars and Geely Auto. The architecture will provide Geely Auto with the tools to improve its products and technology significantly. Capital investment in the Center will help drive Volvo Cars’ technological advances. Access to Geely Auto’s OEM suppliers in Asia will also be made available to Volvo Cars for procurement optimization as needed,” said An Conghui, President of Geely Group.

The new compact platform will be the second platform for the next-generation of Volvo’s following the introduction of Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture platform. The SPA platform, which was previewed by the Volvo Concept Coupe earlier at the Frankfurt Motor Show, will be used as the basis for Volvo’s larger models like the next S60 and XC90.

Source: Volvo