Henrik Green, a research and development leader at Volvo, told Autocar magazine that the CMA modular platform could be shortened when it came to the possible XC20 crossover, a smaller brother of the future XC40.
With a shorter basis, the expected XC20 will rival the Audi Q2. So, in that case, the small Volvo will have to measure at the maximum 4.20 meters, so to hit the German front. The Nordic brand would have revealed that it has the right engines for a smaller architecture.
As it is known, the modular platform CMA was made in partnership with Geely and is already being used in the new Chinese brand, Lynk & Co. It will supply the Volvo range with the XC40, S40 and V40 models, and can also count on this Crossover smaller.
It does not appear that the Swedish intends to go beyond the XC20, since there are no good prospects of sales of compact hatches and even small sedans. What rewards at the moment are the SUV’s and crossovers. Reducing the size of the platform will generate a cost, but not as high as on an old basis, without the sharing of components.