Volvo’s XC90 and S90 heralded the rebirth of Volvo, but those big-ticket cars won’t save the company. What Volvo needs is a big volume, mass-market seller to bring its Swedish revolution to the Youths and the masses. If you’re a Youth or a Mass, these are the guts of underneath your next Swedish runabout.
With the Volvo 40 concepts came a few glimpses into how the köttbullar is powered. Take a look a the tidy powertrain packaging of the Volvo Concept 40.1 and 40.2 and get used to them, as they preview what’s underpinning Volvo’s new Compact Modular Architecture that’s going under all of its new small cars.