Volvo has taken the wraps off its latest electric SUV, the Volvo EX90. The EX90 will be the electric equivalent of the Volvo XC90. The EX90 joins XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge in Volvo’s EV lineup. The Volvo EX90 will be underpinned by the EV SPA2 platform, becoming the first Volvo EV to make use of that architecture.
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Volvo EX90: Everything you need to know
The Volvo EX90 takes design inspiration from the Concept Recharge which was showcased by Volvo in 2021. Up front, the EX90 gets a blanked-off grille and Volvo’s signature ‘Thor’s hammer’ headlights. The side profile reveals 22-inch five-spoke alloys and a glasshouse frame. The rear end is highlighted by tail lamps that feature a split design. The EX90 is slightly longer and wider than the XC90.
Inside, the Volvo EX90 features a 14.5-inch vertical touchscreen infotainment system which comes with a 5G connection to receive OTA updates. The EV also gets a panoramic sunroof, Bowers & Wilkins audio system, and phone key technology.
What defines the Volvo EX90 is its state-of-the-art safety package. Volvo claims that the EX90 is the safest car they have ever built. The SUV features LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) with its main sensor housed at the front of the roof. This main sensor works with other sensors and cameras across the SUV to provide an increased level of safety and driver assistance. Some of the safety features offered are a Pilot Assist system, lane assist, autonomous driving (under certain conditions), and driver drowsiness alert. The safety package along with the infotainment and battery management systems will be powered by Nvidia Drive platforms and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Cockpit.
Moving on to the powertrain, the Volvo EX90 will be offered with a twin motor that can produce 408hp power 770Nm torque, and 517hp power and 910Nm torque. The SUV will also get all-wheel drive. The top speed has been capped at 180 kmph. Volvo is also expected to roll out single-motor variants in the later phases. Powering the EX90 is a 111kWh battery pack that can offer a range of up to 600km. With fast charging, the battery pack can be powered up from 10 to 80% in under 30 minutes.
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Volvo will start producing the EX90 next year. Deliveries are expected to roll out in early 2024. Volvo plans on becoming an all-electric brand by 2030. In India, the Volvo EX90 will be launched after the C40 Recharge, which has been scheduled for 2023. Volvo is also working on an entry-level electric SUV which will sit below the XC40 Recharge.
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