2024 Volvo EX90 First Look: Volvo’s Electric Flagship Is Here

[Correction: This article has been updated. The article originally states the EX90 would replace the XC90. After publishing we were informed the XC90 will be sold alongside the EX90 for the foreseeable future. It contains the corrected information.]

The XC90 lengthy held the title of Volvo’s SUV flagship, but its reign is coming to an finish. In its stead rises the all-new entirely electrical 2024 Volvo EX90. It will take the XC90’s general rules of basic safety, house and Scandinavian luxury with it but provides a new all-electrical powertrain to the combine. It’s Volvo’s new SUV flagship as the brand name transitions to a entirely electric long run, and even though the XC90 will be marketed alongside it for the foreseeable foreseeable future, the EX90 sets the tone for what we can expect from Volvo in the coming several years.

This is just an early seem at the EX90, with much more information to occur afterwards on. The EX90 will be to begin with out there in a two-motor, all-wheel-push configuration — that suggests one motor up entrance and one particular at the again. These motors will pull from a 111-kWh battery pack and make 496 horsepower and 671 lb-ft of torque. There will also be an E2 trim that will deliver 402 hp and 568 lb-ft. As for vary, Volvo suggests the EX-90 will deliver up to 300 miles on a solitary cost. It also says the EX90 can go from 10% to 80% state of demand in as very little as 30 minutes.

Being a Volvo, security is initially and foremost. The EX90 casts an invisible net close to the car and its occupants, within and out, by using an array of cameras, radar and lidar sensors. Together, the devices develop a “serious-time, 360-degree perspective of the globe” that the automaker states will aid maintain motorists and travellers out of difficulties when out on the road. As a end result, Volvo states the EX90 is the most secure car the organization has at any time made.

The array of sensors also support prepared the EX90 for the arrival of autonomous driving, and the automaker suggests “the Volvo EX90 is the first Volvo that’s components-completely ready for unsupervised driving in the long term.” Volvo’s recent Pilot Assist suite of driver guide tech is a solid start out, but we have uncovered it needed a minimal far more refinement to be a class-main procedure like the ones discovered in BMWs and Mercedes-Benz goods. Ideally the more sensors and the processing ability of a central brain provided by Nvidia assist Volvo arrive at the future level.

Other tech is plentiful, as well. The EX90 will arrive with a 14.5-inch centre display that operates an tailored version of Google’s Android software package. It truly is a comparable system to the ones observed in recent Volvos, and while we are delighted with its features, we uncovered that on occasion the Volvo could not keep up with the functioning system’s demands. The EX90’s system claims to be “lightning-fast,” however, Volvo states. It also features the ability to use Apple CarPlay, so if you’re not an Android enthusiast, you can usually bypass the default UI.

The interior itself seems like a luxurious position to be in conditions of components and in general style and design, but we’re already lamenting the absence of bodily buttons for most instructions like the weather controls and quantity adjustment. We hope Volvo has observed an intuitive solution for display-only operation, which we’ve found can at times be clunky and more challenging to undertake when driving. Button gripes aside, the inside will ideally truly feel as luxurious as it appears.

The Volvo EX90 will be on sale here in the States towards the end of subsequent year, and Volvo suggests it will come perfectly equipped at below $80,000. We assume that means it will begin about $78,000 and have a number of standard niceties though leaving out a couple swanky choices like the Bowers & Wilkins stereo system. When it does ultimately enter creation, the EX90 will be created at Volvo’s plant in Ridgeville, South Carolina.