Volvo is planning on producing a new range of 20-series model. The automaker more-or-less confirmed it during an interview with Car and Driver when Volvo’s U.S. president casually talked about it.

Lex Kerssemakers said that, “It’s pretty straightforward: The 90 is the biggest, and the 40 is the smallest,” and added that, “When there is a 20, it will be a smaller one.”

Volvo attempting to go smaller isn’t such a surprise considering the fact that smaller luxury cars have been garnering quite a success; just look at the Mercedes-Benz CLA and the BMW 2 Series.

To make that bit of news even more exciting, Kerssemakers has already said that Volvo will only be focusing on producing cars that would be sold internationally – this means there is a huge chance that we would be seeing the 20-series in North America.

According to Car and Driver, the automaker could be coming up with an XC20 compact crossover that will rival against models such as the BMW X1. That said, a compact sedan could also be a possibility.

Well, Volvo did not provide a timeline for its 20-series model so we doubt that we’ll be seeing it anytime soon but it’ll definitely be interesting to see Volvo going smaller.