Volvo Cars will reveal the second member of its family of battery-driven vehicles and share details of its electrification strategy in early March.
The Swedish automaker said in 2019 it would debut a new full-electric car each year until 2025, which is when it wants half of its global sales to come from battery-powered models.
Volvo has released few details on the model, which will be shown March 2, but has revealed it will share the compact module architecture (CMA) with its first EV, the XC40 Recharge crossover. The new car is expected to be called the C40.
When asked about the new model, Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson told Automotive News Europe that it would have a "more streamlined body" than the XC40 Recharge.
"We will keep you a bit in the dark until we show the car, but I promise you it will be a very good-looking car," he added.
Samuelsson said the new model would not be a successor to the recently discontinued V40 compact hatchback, which competed in a price segment below where Volvo wants to be.
"For Volvo to be profitable we need to focus on higher price, more premium car segments," he said.