Volvo has finally unveiled its all-electric flagship SUV, EX90 globally. This seven-seater SUV will go on sale in 2024 and replace the Volvo XC90 in the company’s line-up. The EX90 follows the XC40 Recharge and the C40 Recharge as the third full electric model from the brand. Volvo has even started delivering the XC40 Recharge to its customers in India. However, the Volvo EX90 will be the first model to be underpinned by the dedicated EV SPA2 architecture.
Volvo EX90: Exterior Design and Dimensions
The design of EX90 is based on the Volvo Concept Recharge that was showcased last year. However, it borrows most of its styling cues from the XC40 Recharge to maintain a consistent EV look. These include the blanked-off front grille and the new digital Thor Hammer headlights.
Volvo EX90 offers sharply styled 22-inch five-spoke alloy wheels and flush door handles for enhanced aerodynamics. Although there are some creases on the side, the large glasshouse is what makes the EX90 similar to the outgoing XC90. Talking about the rear, the upcoming model gets a unique split tail lamp design with the C-shaped LED unit below.
Further, Volvo EX90 is slightly longer and wider than the XC90 model in terms of dimensions standing at 5,037 mm in length. To optimize the range, the design of the Volvo EX90 has been sharpened in accordance with the wind flow resulting in a low drag coefficient of 0.29Cd.
Volvo EX90: Interior Design and Features
EX90 has a 14.5-inch tablet-like touchscreen system on the inside that is powered by Google OS that supports OTA updates. Other additions to the EX90’s cabin include equipment such as a 25-speaker Bower & Wilkins audio system featuring Dolby Atmos, a panoramic sunroof and speakers integrated into its headrest. Additionally, the EX90 comes with phone key technology where the smartphone provides a function of the key for your car.
Finished in Nordico upholstery, the EX90’s cabin contains 25 percent recycled aluminium and 15 percent recycled steel along with 48 kilograms of recycled plastics and bio-based material.
Volvo EX90: Onboard Safety, Powertrain, Battery, Charging
Volvo cars are known to be the safest moving things on the road and the EX90 is no different. It features Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) as standard with the sensor mounted on the front edge of its roof. The new safety kit will also be powered by the software system along with the battery management and infotainment system. In terms of powertrain, the twin motor models will get 408 bhp and 770 Nm whereas the performance models offer upto 517 bhp and 910 Nm of torque.
The Swedish automaker has provided the EX90 SUV with a 111 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The EV’s battery is manufactured using renewable energy that supports DC fast charging up to 250 KW as claimed by the company. It also offers a bi-directional charging option.
Volvo EX90 EV Launch Details
Volvo has promised to become an electric-only brand by 2030. The Swedish carmaker has also said that it aims to launch one EV every year in India. EX90’s launch in India is expected to follow sometime during early 2025.
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