Volvo Teases Smaller Electric SUV

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The silhouettes of the Volvo EX90 (right) and a mystery car (left)Volvo’s subsequent huge product is a high-dollar electrical SUV that can function the banner provider of the Volvo line. However it is going to possible be adopted by a smaller, less-expensive electrical car (EV) sharing lots of the similar traits.

Yesterday, the Swedish automaker revealed its new flagship, the 3-row 2024 EX90. The corporate hasn’t formally mentioned the EX90 would take the place of the XC90 SUV. However Volvo has introduced plans to promote nothing however electrical automobiles by 2030. So we count on the XC90’s profession to come back to an finish inside a yr or two of the EX90 arriving in dealerships.

On the finish of the presentation, CEO Jim Rowan ended the presentation by hinting that one thing else was within the works. As he left the stage, a display behind him confirmed static, with transient flashes on the silhouettes of two autos.

One was the EX90. The opposite regarded like its child brother.

It’s laborious to evaluate dimension from the glimpse we captured. However Volvo already has a pair of all-electric compact SUVs, the C40 Recharge and XC40 Recharge.

So the logical assumption appears to be that that is an electrical companion – and perhaps alternative – for the 2-row midsize XC60.

When you’ve constructed one EV, designing a second is pretty simple. Most new EVs trip on frequent platforms – nearly flat, modular models that mix batteries, electrical motors, suspension, and steering elements. Engineers can scale them up or all the way down to construct autos of various sizes.

GM, as an example, makes use of its new Ultium platform to construct all the things from the roughly $30,000 Chevy Equinox EV to the $300,000-plus, hyper-luxury Cadillac Celestiq.

Volvo says the EX90 rides on an all-new platform. The corporate might possible scale it down barely to construct a 2-row SUV with lots of the similar traits.

We’ve reached out to Volvo to ask for extra info. However automakers wish to tease upcoming fashions after which dribble out info slowly, so we don’t count on to get an intensive reply earlier than they need us to. We’ll deliver extra particulars as we get them.

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