By 2020, Volvo will have no engine larger than a four-cylinder. This first major change is called Volvo Environmental Architecture and will allow Volvo to reduce emissions by turbocharging or partnering the smaller engines with emerging technologies, such as electrification. Fewer emissions means more fuel economy, and that means less money Volvo owners will have to spend at the pump.
The second major change Volvo is planning is Scalable Platform Architecture. Within the new SPA, there are several platforms that share the same basic chassis structure, seat frame, electrical system and driveline. These platforms are the basis for different vehicle clusters-i.e., a number of complete car models. In today's model range, for example, the Volvo S60, V60 and XC60 form one cluster. SPA is intended to enable developing a model range consisting of cars based on the same joint modules and interfaces, scalable systems and components, and built in a flexible production system. This will save Volvo money on prodsuction costs, and the consumer will see the benefit when it's time to buy a new Volvo!
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