December 9, 2022

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2024 Volvo EX90 First Look: Volvo’s Electric Flagship Is Here

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[Correction: This article has been updated. The article originally states the EX90 would replace the XC90. After publishing we were informed the XC90 will be sold alongside the EX90 for the foreseeable future. It contains the corrected information.]

The XC90 very long held the title of Volvo’s SUV flagship, but its reign is coming to an stop. In its stead rises the all-new entirely electric 2024 Volvo EX90. It usually takes the XC90’s standard concepts of security, area and Scandinavian luxury with it but provides a new all-electrical powertrain to the combine. It really is Volvo’s new SUV flagship as the model transitions to a totally electrical upcoming, and while the XC90 will be bought along with it for the foreseeable potential, the EX90 sets the tone for what we can count on from Volvo in the coming decades.

This is just an early seem at the EX90, with far more aspects to appear later on. The EX90 will be to begin with offered in a two-motor, all-wheel-travel configuration — that usually means one motor up front and one particular at the back. All those motors will pull from a 111-kWh battery pack and create 496 horsepower and 671 lb-ft of torque. There will also be an E2 trim that will produce 402 hp and 568 lb-ft. As for assortment, Volvo states the EX-90 will provide up to 300 miles on a single demand. It also claims the EX90 can go from 10% to 80% point out of demand in as minimal as 30 minutes.

Currently being a Volvo, safety is to start with and foremost. The EX90 casts an invisible web close to the auto and its occupants, within and out, by means of an array of cameras, radar and lidar sensors. Alongside one another, the devices generate a “true-time, 360-degree watch of the planet” that the automaker claims will aid continue to keep motorists and travellers out of hassle while out on the street. As a consequence, Volvo suggests the EX90 is the safest motor vehicle the organization has at any time built.

The array of sensors also help ready the EX90 for the introduction of autonomous driving, and the automaker claims “the Volvo EX90 is the 1st Volvo which is components-completely ready for unsupervised driving in the long run.” Volvo’s present Pilot Help suite of driver assist tech is a strong start, but we have located it desired a very little a lot more refinement to be a class-major method like the ones found in BMWs and Mercedes-Benz solutions. With any luck , the more sensors and the processing energy of a central brain offered by Nvidia aid Volvo get to the next degree.

Other tech is plentiful, also. The EX90 will appear with a 14.5-inch centre display screen that runs an adapted version of Google’s Android software package. It truly is a comparable system to the types located in current Volvos, and though we’re happy with its features, we discovered that on event the Volvo could not maintain up with the functioning system’s needs. The EX90’s process claims to be “lightning-quickly,” although, Volvo suggests. It also presents the ability to use Apple CarPlay, so if you’re not an Android fan, you can always bypass the default UI.

The interior by itself seems like a luxurious put to be in conditions of elements and over-all style, but we’re now lamenting the absence of bodily buttons for most commands like the local weather controls and volume adjustment. We hope Volvo has located an intuitive alternative for monitor-only operation, which we have identified can from time to time be clunky and much more hard to undertake whilst driving. Button gripes apart, the interior will hopefully really feel as luxurious as it appears.

The Volvo EX90 will be on sale here in the States towards the end of following year, and Volvo claims it will arrive very well equipped at under $80,000. We assume that means it will start out all-around $78,000 and have a quantity of typical niceties while leaving out a several swanky selections like the Bowers & Wilkins stereo procedure. When it does last but not least enter generation, the EX90 will be developed at Volvo’s plant in Ridgeville, South Carolina.

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