- 2023 Volvo EX90 Electric Large SUV Unveiled
- Features a standard LiDAR scanner, two-way charging, and more
- It is expected to launch in Australia in 2024.
gave 2024 Volvo EX90 The electric SUV has been unveiled ahead of an expected Australian launch in 2024.
It will become the third battery-electric model in Volvo’s growing family of electric vehicles, as the Swedish brand prepares to go all-electric globally by 2030 and in Australia by 2026 – four years ahead of the international target.
While the current XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge small SUV twins are based on a modified internal combustion platform, the seven-seat EX90 large SUV – similar in size to the current XC90 – rides on the Geely-developed SPA2 architecture.
This dedicated EV platform is shared with the recently unveiled Polestar 3 and the upcoming Polestar 5.
At launch, a powertrain will be offered, while the latest technologies include two-way charging and a standard roof-mounted LiDAR scanner for full self-driving capability.
In Australia, the EX90 is tipped to launch in late 2024, with production starting in the US and China the following year.
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Battery, powertrain, charging and driving range
Like the Polestar 3, the Volvo EX90 will be available with a powertrain option at launch – though the former comes standard with the Performance Pack.
Under the skin, the EX90 features 111kWh lithium-ion battery packwhich provides energy to the dual motor system.
It will support two-way charging with vehicle-to-load (V2L) and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.
The feature will initially be available in select markets, with the EX90 capable of powering portable devices such as homes and “other electric devices”.
This will be automated and managed within Volvo’s smartphone app, with algorithms designed to minimize the risk of potential battery degradation from the vehicle acting as a power bank.
Also, Volvo claims that using the EX90 When electricity prices are high, it can be beneficial to electrify your home.follow pre-top-up during off-peak hours.
As standard, the Volvo EX90 is powered by a dual-motor, all-wheel drive system that produces 380kW and 910Nm.
Volvo has yet to confirm performance figures, but the respective Polestar 3 is capable of a 4.7-second 0-100 km/h sprint with the Performance Pack.
Likewise, its charge rate is unknown, but the Pollster 3 is capable of DC fast charging up to 250kW, providing a 10 to 80 percent top-up in about 30 minutes.
Volvo says the EX90 is. WLTP rated driving range of 600 km – Slightly below the Polestar 3 but ahead of the Mercedes-Benz EQE 500 SUV (547km) and the Audi Q8 E-Tron 55 (582km).
|Model||Power||Battery||Range||0-100 KM/H||Maximum charge rate|
|Volvo EX90||380kW/910Nm||111kWh||600 km||N/A||N/A|
|Mercedes-Benz EQE 500 SUV||300kW/858Nm||90.6kWh||547 km||N/A||170 kW|
|BMW iX xDrive50||385kW/765Nm||112kWh||630 km||4.6 seconds||200 kW|
|Audi Q8 E-Tron 55||300kW/664Nm||106kWh||582 km||5.7 seconds||170 kW|
|Polyester 3||360kW/840Nm (380kW/910Nm w/ Performance Pack)||111kWh||610 km||5.0 seconds (4.7sw/performance pack)||250 kW|
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As expected, the EX90 has a familiar silhouette to the XC90 but with contemporary developments, such as the Volvo S60 and Pollster 2 sedan-like taillights and flush door handles.
An unusual bump on the roof is the EX90’s LiDAR scanner, which will enable full self-driving technology in select markets in the future. for more information click here..
Up front, the wrap-around grille and bumper are joined by the brand’s Thorhammer lighting system, enhanced with digital matrix-LED lights and separate daytime running lights similar to the Hyundai Palisade.
The large off-centre alloy wheels are characteristic of Volvo’s badging, while the side profile is an evolution of the XC90’s design, with a large glasshouse and boxy shape.
As announced last week, the EX90 has a claimed aerodynamic efficiency of 0.29Cd, which is competitive for a seven-seat SUV. For reference, the Audi Q7 is listed at 0.36Cd.
Interior comfort and technology
Inside, the cabin is an evolution over the XC40 and XC60 – although similar to the Poloster 2 and 3 – with a minimalist design featuring a slim digital instrument cluster, larger portrait-oriented infotainment system, and an illuminated capacitive touch steering wheel. .
According to Volvo, the instrument cluster graphics are designed to “present what you need in a simple way”, with a real-time readout of what the assisted driving feature has detected.
As with the Tesla Model Y, the electronic door handle switch is hidden, while there is also a column-mounted gear shifter. However, as per the current Volvo range, a physical play/pause and volume rotary dial remains fixed on the center console.
In addition, the EX90 features a wireless phone charger, a panoramic sunroof, LED ambient lighting, several USB-C ports, a wide array of storage options, and an available 25-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system.
Volvo claims that in line with its plan to become a carbon neutral company by 2040, the interior is made from “natural and responsibly sourced materials”.
Fixed in the center of the dashboard. 15-inch portrait-oriented infotainment screen Running the latest version of Android Automotive Operating System.
It includes 5G network connectivity, improved Google Assistant support for remote vehicle control, and support for Dolby Atmos audio – First seen in Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
It is powered by a specially developed Qualcomm Snapdragon chip – as found in most flagship smartphones – with support for Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, high-speed “computing power and high-quality Enables graphics for in-car screens and head-up displays”.
Volvo has introduced ultra-wideband technology, aAllowing owners to unlock and lock their EX90 with a compatible smartphoneSuch as the latest Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixel devices.
Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, built-in Google Maps navigation, and support for over-the-air software updates are also offered.
Volvo has announced new active safety features debuting on the EX90 – and fitted as standard – will include; LiDAR sensors and in-car driver monitoring camera.
The Volvo EX90 has a laser scanning LiDAR system. Compatible with full self-driving. It will be offered via subscription in the future – once the technology is approved in select regions – with over-the-air software updates.
LiDAR – which stands for Light Detection and Ranging – will be standard across the EX90 range, using “light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges with high accuracy and fidelity”.
It will be embedded in the EX90’s roofline, with a wavelength of 1550mm that will provide the ability to detect pedestrians up to 250 meters away at highway speeds, even in the dark.
It will match software developed by Volvo and the vehicle’s ‘supercomputer’, supplied by technology giant Nvidia – and is a step ahead of Tesla’s fully self-driving beta, which only uses state-of-the-art cameras. Can see the road ahead. Model 3 and Model Y vehicles.
The brand’s ‘Driver Recognition System’ uses two internal cameras to detect when a driver is distracted, tired or intoxicated through specific eye patterns.
This is achieved through eye tracking which is designed to recognize the driver’s ‘gaze concentration effect’.
Volvo says the driver’s concentration level should be around 80 percent, with 90 percent or more of cognitive distraction or signs of alcohol intoxication. In comparison, less than 60 percent of results indicate visual distractions, such as using a mobile phone.
Building on existing driver attention alerts and surveillance cameras, the system also recognizes steering behavior to intervene earlier with visual warnings.
It will then automatically slow down, keep the vehicle in its lane, stop at a stop, and make an emergency call if the driver breaks down.
Also, expect improvements to existing active safety equipment, such as lane keep assist, although Volvo has yet to reveal full details for the EX90.
gave 2024 Volvo EX90 Expected to arrive in Australia in 2024, full details and pricing will be announced closer to launch.
It will join the S60 sedan and Polestar 3 in addition to its plant in China and begin production at Volvo’s facility in the US next year.
With competition from the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV, Audi E-Tron and Polestar 3, the Volvo EX90 is expected to start in Australia from around $140,000 plus on-roads.
The current internal combustion XC90 large SUV is priced from $92,990 before on-road costs, rising to $121,990 for the flagship plug-in hybrid variant.