2024 Volvo EX90 SUV: Next-Gen Redesign & Release Date – This article features pictures created independently by CarScoops’ artist Josh Byrnes based on a set of official design patents from Volvo thought to represent the XC90’s electric replacement.
These patents were used as the basis for the illustrations. The renderings have no connection to Volvo and are not sponsored by the company. It is important to note that this article has been updated to include the official name of the SUV, which was confirmed to be the Volvo EX90 on September 21, 2022, and the premiere of the vehicle will take place on November 9, 2022.
Recent patent applications have uncovered the next generation of Volvo’s flagship SUV, the XC90, and it seems that the giant Swedish automaker will enthusiastically participate in the transition to electric vehicles.
As there is still a significant demand for hybrid vehicles in North America and China, Volvo has announced that the electric vehicle will be given the designation EX90 and that it would be launched in conjunction with a facelifted version of the XC90.
The current generation of the Volvo XC90 is a lovely example of the Swedish design aesthetic; it has a pleasing proportional balance and is free of overbearing grilles, chrome, and odd embellishments. Thankfully, its successor maintains the same idea while adopting a modern character that was motivated by the Recharge Concept from the previous year.
There is no mistake that it is an electric vehicle due to the presence of a suggestive grille panel that is bookended by a pair of headlights shaped like Thor’s Hammers and corner vent inlays. When seen from the side, it resembles a stretched-out XC60 that is clad in Polestar sheet metal. It also has sharp fenders and well-contoured shoulder lines.
In the rear, where they used to be cascading, the taillights have been replaced with a split-unit configuration. Direct lighting is provided by a C-Clamp unit that spans the whole width of the rear glass and has what seem to be secondary LEDs positioned vertically flush against the back of the glass.
Why Is It Happening?
According to Volvo, the version of the EX90 designed for the United States will have a range of around 300 miles. This makes it longer than the current standard version of the Rivian R1S, but less than the range of the Tesla Model X.
The power comes from a lithium battery that has a capacity of 111 kWh and 400 volts and can be charged from 10 to 80 percent at a public fast charging station in roughly half an hour. The power is then distributed to all four wheels by means of two electric motors.
The first model that will be available for purchase will have 496 horsepower. The Polestar 3, which is quite similar to the Volvo 3, will have a version that can produce 517 horsepower. Volvo has not disclosed any information about the other powertrain possibilities.
Additionally, the EX90 is able to charge in both directions simultaneously. It will be able to transfer electricity back to a house during an outage, similar to the Ford F-150 Lightning, Genesis GV60, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, and Nissan Leaf. Additionally, it will be able to power electrical items or even other cars when it is away from an outlet.
The timeless simplicity of Volvo’s designs continues to highlight the brand’s Nordic roots. The inside of the EX90 does not have any leather and instead has a multitude of flat surfaces, open areas, and lighting that is concealed beneath natural wood finishes. A significant portion of the materials used inside is recycled plastic.
There is a large touchscreen that resembles a tablet and measures 14.5 inches and is located in the centre of the dashboard.
There is also another screen located behind the steering wheel, as is the trend on many cars these days. We are disappointed to see that there is just one physical control behind the steering wheel, in addition to the control stalks: A large knob with a sign for play/pause.
It occupies the space in front of the cupholders that are located in the middle of the front seats. According to Volvo, it may also be used as a volume knob.
The infotainment system is pre-loaded with a number of different Google applications. When we utilized a system very much like it on the Polestar 2, we found it to be counterintuitive and difficult to understand. We are keeping our fingers crossed that Volvo’s promise of increased processing power will result in a more streamlined operation.
It seems that the layout as well as the home screen have been somewhat reorganized. In any event, despite the fact that Google is involved, owners will still have access to both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in their vehicles. They will also be able to use their smartphone as a key to access the building.
We have only caught glances of the EX90’s third row, but based on what we’ve seen, we don’t anticipate that the seats in the far back will be the comfiest in the vehicle. As is the case with the vast majority of midsized three-row SUVs, the third-row seats of the present XC90 are best suited for children under the age of 12, and we can’t believe that the design of the new vehicle will unearth much more room in this area.
New Volvo EX90 Exterior and Colors
The outer appearance of the Volvo EX90 electric SUV isn’t quite as mind-blowing as the technology that’s been packed within, but the understated approach is very much in keeping with the Volvo brand’s long-standing customs and practices.
A design that is unduly complicated and runs the danger of becoming obsolete before its time was presumably not a consideration for this automobile, given that Volvo anticipates being able to sell it for many years to come thanks to its constantly developing software.
It stands out from the crowd because to the one-of-a-kind lighting design on the front of the EX90, which has defined pixel-like blocks. This lighting signature is arranged such that it runs vertically but is broken up by a part of the bodywork, and it is located on each side of the classic Volvo insignia.
In contrast to the smaller XC40 Recharge, the region that would normally house a conventional grille has been rendered borderless and now merges in well with the rest of the body.
The flush-fitting door handles and strong horizontal lines contribute to the car’s streamlined appearance when seen from the side. Although we anticipate the configurator will provide wheels in a variety of shapes and sizes once it goes live, the wheels shown here have a contemporary aesthetic.
The back view is often the most complicated. There is a row of lights repeated higher up on each side of the back window, in addition to the wraparound taillights that are located lower down. A number of cameras and sensors, including a LiDAR sensor that is located on the roof, have been discretely integrated all around the façade.
While driver assistance technologies are in use, these components coordinate their efforts to monitor the environment around the SUV.
Denim Blue, Sand Dune, Crystal White, Onyx Black, Platinum Grey, Silver Dawn, and Vapour Grey are the different colors that are available for the Volvo EX90.
When Is The 2024 Volvo EX90 Coming Out?
It is anticipated that the Volvo EX90 EV will be made available for purchase in the United States sometime in the early years of 2024. On the other hand, pre-orders for the SUV are already being taken at this time.
The EX90 models that will be available in the United States will be manufactured in the brand’s facility in Charleston, which is located in the state of South Carolina. The manufacturing process starts in the United States before moving to China.
2024 Volvo EX90 Price and Competition
For this moment, the prices for the whole portfolio of the 2024 Volvo EX90 are unknown; however, the carmaker has said that a well-equipped version of the EX90 will be offered at a price that is less than $80,000.
It should come as no surprise that this will be a hike in comparison to the current XC90 Recharge, which begins at $71,900. On the other hand, we anticipate that a fully equipped EX90 will cost close to $100,000.
The Tesla Model X, one of Tesla’s competitors, is an electric SUV that can seat seven people and has a starting price of $120,990. A completely optioned-out Lexus EX90 may also come close to the starting MSRP of the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV, which is $104,400.
In the event that you do not need seven passengers, the BMW iX is an additional tough competitor that comes close to matching the dimensions of the EX90. It has a starting price of $84,100, making it a little more costly than the Volvo.