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Volvo teases its new small car lineup with the 40 Series concepts

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Volvo has unveiled two new concept cars, which are a preview of its upcoming 40 Series lineup. The 40 Series concepts are a preview of the next-generation S40, V40 and XC40 models.
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Related: Next-Gen Volvo S40, V40, XC40 confirmed for the U.S.

Based on Volvo’s new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), the new 40 Series models will offer a bold new exterior with electrification and autonomous drive technologies.

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“Each member of our product family has its own distinct character, just like the members of a real family. CMA has helped us to capture something special, something youthful in our new concept cars. They have an energy, a disruptive and engaging urban character that makes them stand out amongst the crowd. This is the flavour of small Volvos to come,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President, Design, at Volvo Car Group.

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Volvo’s new small car lineup will offer a pure battery electric vehicle as well as Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain variants. One specific powertrain, the new T5 Twin Engine will pair a 3-cylinder engine to an electric motor and 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

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The first 40 Series model will go into production sometime in 2017.

Source: Volvo