- Volvo’s new electric SUV will be called the EX90.
- This model will eventually replace the current XC90.
- It debuted on November 9 and will likely go on sale in the US next year.
Volvo has confirmed that its new electric flagship SUV will be called the EX90, and that the new model will debut on November 9. Slated to replace the XC90, the EX90 will look like last year’s Recharge concept car, pictured here. We expect it to go on sale in the US sometime next year as the 2024 model.
The EX90 will accelerate Volvo’s transition to a fully electric lineup, as it will be built at a Volvo plant in South Carolina which will eventually produce only EVs. But, since Volvo doesn’t plan to complete the EV transition until 2030, there will be some overlap between the launch of the new EX90 and the end of production of the XC90.
Volvo hasn’t announced an end date for the long-running SUV model, and has even said that the XC90 will receive another facelift before being discontinued due to continued demand for gas and hybrid engines. The current version is offered with several petrol engine options including a basic setup with a 48-volt hybrid system and a plug-in-hybrid powertrain dubbed Recharge.
Details are thin on the new EX90 at this point, but Volvo says it will have something called a “driver understanding system,” which looks like a step beyond the current driver attention monitoring system. We don’t know exactly what will happen, but Volvo says the car will be able to sense if the driver is “disturbed, stressed or sleepy” and then take action to help. Sounds a bit like big brother to us, but we’ll wait until we hear the details before passing judgment.
Look for more information about the Volvo EX90 2024 over the next few months.
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