Two new fully electric models will be unveiled by Volvo in the years that follow : the XC20 and the successor to the V40 that will come in 2021. As part of the electrification of its product range, Volvo has set itself the goal of presenting at least one pure electric car on an annual basis by 2025.
In the immediate plans of the Swedish company, after the launch of the Volvo XC40 Recharge P8, is the production of the model that is expected to succeed the successful hatchback V40 but also a smaller crossover of the XC series, which will be called XC20 and is not excluded to be based on the Volvo XC Coupe Concept presented by the company in 2014. The sure thing is, it’s both going to be purely electric.
Speaking to British Auto Express, Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson confirmed that the brand will adopt Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) platform, which recently debuted at the Lynk & Co Zero Concept presented at the Beijing Motor Show.
“We will use the platform for a smaller car. I think it’s very practical and smart to share the platform so that we can reduce the cost of building a small car that will be very competitive,” Samuelsson said.
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He stressed that the XC20 will not follow the same philosophy of the other crossovers as as he said off-road capabilities are not the most important thing at the moment. When the XC20 will come into production was not known, but what Volvo’s CEO at Auto Express said is that in 2021 a new electric model will be launched on the market that will fill the gap left by the completion of production of the V40. “Next year there will be another Volvo of the 40 series, which will also be electric,” he said.