After a long series of teasers, Volvo has finally pulled the covers of their new flagship three-row SUV, the EX90.
Based on a competently new architecture, the EX90 is the first of many new electric Volvos, as the Chinese-owned Swedish company promises to launch a new EV each year. With the end goal being a full transition into an EV-only lineup by the end of the decade.
The EX90 embraces Volov’s signature form-follows-function design philosophy and looks somewhat similar to its petrol-powered brother, the XC90. The company claims it’s the safest Volvo ever produced, and will continuously improve with built-in over-the-air updates.
Volvo describes the EX90 as “a highly advanced computer on wheels”. There’s a bulb above the windscreen that contains a suite of sensors, cameras, and radars supported by high-performance core computers with in-house developed software. The entire system provides a constant 360-degree view of the world and can even detect small objects hundreds of meters ahead to give the driver more time to react. The SUV is also Volvo’s first model to be equipped with all the necessary hardware for unsupervised driving in the future.
A 111-kWh battery pack provides the car with an estimated range of 300 miles, while the dual motors provide the car with 496 Hp and 671 lb-ft of instant torque.
Volvo did not disclose detailed pricing information but said a “well-equipped” model will cost under $80,000. The first deliveries are expected in early 2024.