Ahead of their formal unveiling possibly next week, Volvo has teased one of the show cars that is set to preview a far more high-tech range of compact models based on an all-new architecture.

The teaser appears to show a small crossover and the image was released on social media with the taglines "Not your daddy's Volvo" and "Teasing the future of Volvo."

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The new models, which will replace the current V40 small wagon lineup in Europe will ride on the automaker's new Compact Modular Architecture, or CMA, which Volvo has developed with parent company Geely. 

Volvo CMA modular compact car platform

Volvo CMA modular compact car platform

One expected addition to the automaker's lineup is a new XC40 crossover to do duty against the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, among others.

While the V40 may stay in Europe, the XC40 is almost certainly bound for American consumers.

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The new cars should utilize a mix between 3- and 4-cylinder turbocharged engines, but a T5 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid inspired by the range-topping XC90 T8 will also be on offer. Fully electric models are expected to be offered eventually, as well.

Truthfully, the teaser doesn't tell us that much other than at least one of the concepts to be shown next week will stick with the "Thor's Hammer" light arrangement seen in the XC90 and S90.


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