Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Geely, Volvo Co-Developed CMA Platform Reaches Sales Milestone


Geely Auto has announced that its Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) has reached a new sales milestone by hitting 600,000 cumulative sales at the end of July.

The CMA platform, co-developed by Volvo Cars and Geely is an excellent example of the joint development, production, and procurement achieved since Geely’s acquisition of Volvo Cars in 2010. The platform was developed at the China-Euro Vehicle Technology Center (CEVT) in Gothenburg in Sweden. 

The platform architecture was developed to be highly flexible from the outset, supporting traditional combustion engine solutions as well as mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric options allowing Geely Auto, Volvo, Lynk & Co, and Polestar to develop models tailored their individual unique characteristics.

The milestone coincides with the 10th anniversary of the Chinese automaker’s acquisition of Volvo.

The platform debuted in 2017 with the hugely-popular Volvo XC40, and due to its modular design, was used to create the Lynk & Co 01, 02, 03 and 05, as well as the pure electric 2020 Polestar 2 and Volvo’s first all-electric model, the XC40 Recharge.

Meanwhile, for Geely Auto, the CMA platform was used in its Xingyue Coupe SUV as well as the Preface sedan due to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2020. It also marked the start of the brand’s 4.0 era.

Geely Auto Group Vice President Feng Qingfeng, said: “For Geely, the Compact Modular Architecture is the DNA behind our evolutionary automotive manufacturing and development ecosystem which will breathe life into many advanced high-tech products. Standing as a leader of the global industry 4.0 revolution, CMA not only gives Geely a future-proof vehicle architecture, it also allows us to endow each new product with the highest pedigree genes in terms of safety, sportiness, and intelligence.”

The combined Geely Holding Group, including Volvo Cars and Geely New Energy Commercial Vehicle Group (GCV) saw its annual sales break 2 million units for the first time in 2018 and again in 2019.

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