2016 Volvo XC90Enlarge Photo
Volvo’s future lineup of vehicles will be based on one of two platforms. Larger vehicles, those sized from the S60 up, will be based on the SPA platform debuting in the new XC90. Everything smaller will sit on a second platform dubbed CMA, which Volvo is currently developing with its parent company Geely. CMA won’t be ready for a few years so in the meantime Volvo will focus on its larger offerings.
Following the new XC90, which goes on sale in the U.S. next spring, as a 2016 model, Volvo will launch a new midsize sedan reviving the S90 badge. The S90 will replace the S80 and target the likes of the Audi A6 and Jaguar XF. Next up will be a new luxury wagon reviving Volvo’s V90 badge. We’ve already been given a preview of this model in the form of the stunning Volvo Concept Estate unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
Volvo Concept EstateEnlarge Photo
After these three models are launched, Volvo will start introducing its new compact range. As mentioned, these models will sit on a new modular platform dubbed CMA. They will include a new S40 compact sedan to take on the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, a replacement for the V40 that’s tipped to be more of a proper wagon as opposed to a hatch, and a new XC40 compact crossover. Note, the current Cross Country theme may be continued for some of the V-series models.
All nine new Volvos, from the S40 right up to the XC90, should be in showrooms before the end of the decade. All models will feature engines with no more than four cylinders, with some of the smaller models set to feature new three-cylinder engines spun off the design of Volvo’s current four-cylinder units. The good news is that there will also be high-performance Polestar variants along the way.