Volvo will soon be making new compact models after they recently revealed their new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA).

According to the automaker, the new platform will share similar technologies and powertrain options from its bigger brother, the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) which was first applied on the all-new XC90. A plug-in hybrid powertrain can also be used in the new compact platform.

Other features such as new infotainment systems, climate, data and safety features will also be installed on the CMA, in line with the company’s plan of no auto-related deaths or injuries by 2020.

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“The flexibility of CMA liberates Volvo’s engineers and designers, allowing them to devise and introduce a wide range of new and alluring features whilst at the same time improving drivability, offering world-class safety features and connected car technologies,” said Dr. Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President, Research & Development at Volvo Car Group.

The first model under the new CMA platform is expected to arrive in 2017 though Volvo has not yet announced what it will be.

Volvo is hopeful that the new platform will allow them to increase their global sales figure as it will underpin most of their volume sellers.