Everyone deserves a refined car and to do that starts from creating future-proof modular architectures. Moving towards universal modular scalable architectures allows new technologies to be developed faster and more cost-effectively giving everyone the opportunity to enjoy driving a refined car.
Compact Modular Architecture
Going a step further toward universalization is vehicle architecture development. Geely Auto’s first move in that direction is the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) jointly developed with Volvo Cars at CEVT in Gothenburg, Sweden. The highly flexible and scalable CMA architecture for small and mid-size cars integrates advanced European R&D concepts with cutting-edge technologies from around the world. It has become the new foundation for Volvo and LYNK & CO products as well as the latest Geely Auto products. Taking scalability a step further than possible on platforms, the new architecture can transform to accommodate a number of products from compact to mid-sized and a variety of models including sedans, hatchbacks, coupes, SUVs, crossovers, SUV coupes, among others.
B-Segment Modular Architecture
The BMA – B-segment modular architecture is an entirely new global modular architecture independently developed by Geely Auto Group that maintains the high flexibility and scalability inherent in the earlier Geely Auto Group and Volvo Cars jointly developed CMA – Compact Modular Architecture. Geely’s BMA was the result of a four year effort by nearly 100 modular architecture experts from over 20 countries based in Geely’s research and development center in Hangzhou Bay.
The BMA can be visualized as a collection of power, electrical, chassis, and body modules which can be freely combined like building blocks to create an endless variety of vehicles. The interface between each module is standardized allowing developers who follow the architecture guidelines to create any subcompact vehicle they see fit; from sedans to crossovers to MPV’s to SUV’s.
Scalable Compact Passenger Car Platform
This highly flexible platform offers multiple powertrain options, a high degree of component compatibility, and next-generation electric drive solutions. It was developed by Geely Auto and makes use of Volvo Cars’ innovations in safety, manoeuvrability, and durability.
Mid-size Passenger Car Platform
Development of the KC Platform was carried out jointly by China Euro Vehicle Technology Centre and Geely Research Institute with partial technical support from Volvo Cars. This platform underpins Geely’s mid-sized high-end models such as the Emgrand GT.
Modular SUV Platform
This modular SUV platform was developed to meet the needs of the future such as intelligent driving and new energy. It also sets a benchmark for safety with cars on this platform setting the highest records for safety in national tests. Geely models built on this platform have gone on to become the brand’s and industry’s best-sellers such as the Emgrand X7 Sport.