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Volvo’s upcoming platform to reduce development time


According to Volvo’s Research&Development boss, Peter Mertens, the company will be able to shave off the development time to just 20 months for the new products based on the second new vehicle architecture it plans to add. Volvo calls the new platform the “compact modular architecture, or CMA” and when it comes online the models using it would be developed in ...
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