Volvo EX90 to be electrical XC90 successor, due for Nov. 9 reveal


Volvo is engaged on an electrical successor to its in style XC90, and on Wednesday the automaker offered the primary particulars and confirmed the car’s debut for Nov. 9.

The brand new SUV will go by the identify EX90, and can experience on a next-generation model of the SPA platform discovered underneath the XC90, aptly dubbed SPA2. The platform has been developed from the onset for electrical autos, although it will probably help internal-combustion engines in hybrid configuration.

The EX90 will characteristic a roof-mounted lidar sensor, together with eight cameras, 5 radar sensors, and 16 ultrasonic sensors. The mixture, along with Volvo’s personal driver-assist options, might scale back accidents inflicting critical harm or dying by as much as 20%, and general accidents by as much as 9%, in accordance with Volvo.

As an extra measure to assist reduce the prospect of an accident, a driver monitor will search for indicators of distraction. The EX90 has additionally been designed to come back to a protected cease ought to the motive force fall ailing or asleep.

Volvo has additionally confirmed a excessive degree of self-driving functionality. The EX90 will finally provide a characteristic known as Trip Pilot, which can allow true hands-off, eyes-off journey on sure highways. Timing for Trip Pilot is not clear, although the primary market has been confirmed as California.

Teaser photographs and video level to the same exterior design to the XC90, one thing backed up by patent drawings filed by Volvo with the European Union Mental Safety Workplace in July. The patents confirmed an SUV that seems decrease and longer than the XC90.

The EX90 is anticipated to begin gross sales in 2023. Manufacturing for North America and different markets might be dealt with at Volvo’s plant close to Charleston, South Carolina. The plant at the moment churns out the S60 sedan for worldwide sale however from subsequent yr can even be accountable for the EX90 and a associated Polestar 3 SUV.

Regardless of the approaching arrival of the EX90, the XC90 remains to be promoting close to file ranges for the nameplate. Final yr Volvo managed to promote 38,657 examples within the U.S., which is the best degree for the current-generation XC90 and the second highest within the nameplate’s historical past. Consequently, the XC90 is anticipated to keep on sale for a interval after the EX90 arrives.


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