2024 Volvo EX90, All you want to know & watch about a Great Car
2024 Volvo EX90 First Look: Swedish Electric Flagship SUV Debuts
Volvo unwraps the 2024 EX90, an EV three-row SUV that goes into production next year.
The 2024 Volvo EX90, a high-end, three-row, electric SUV, made its global debut in Stockholm, starting a parade of future products with promises to reveal a new electric vehicle every year. Volvo has pledged to be an all-electric brand by early 2030. The EV luxury SUV will be the most advanced Volvo to date and will assume the mantle of flagship when it goes on sale in late 2023, alongside the current Volvo XC90—a three-row SUV offered with an internal combustion engine, and as a hybrid and plug-in hybrid.
At launch, the EV90 will be available with dual motors for all-wheel drive; no decision yet on whether a single-motor version will follow or whether it will be driven from the front or rear. The EX90 will have a range of up to 300 miles on a single charge and can charge from 10 to 80 percent in about 30 minutes, Volvo officials say.
An “E2” Twin-Motor Performance version of the SUV will be powered by an 400-volt, 111-kWh battery and two permanent magnet electric motors together delivering 370 kW (496 hp) and 671 lb ft of torque. There’s another Twin Motor AWD trim available with 402 hp and 568 lb-ft.
The Volvo EX90 is on the new SPA2 platform with a new chassis, new take on the company’s iconic “Thor’s Hammer” lighting elements, and in a bid for greater sustainability it uses 15 percent recycled steel and 25 percent recycled aluminum. Fifteen percent of the plastics or 105 pounds worth are recycled plastics and bio-based materials, as well.
2024 Volvo EX90 Priced Under $80,000
The AWD EX90 will have a starting price under $80,000. Pre-orders are being taken now and customers will be asked to configure their new vehicle in fall 2023 for delivery in early 2024. The EV comes with a new approach to ownership: Consumers can choose to buy their Volvo online or by visiting a dealer, and it can be a purchase, a lease, or a subscription.
It is the first Volvo to be truly defined by its software, says Volvo CEO Jim Rowan. The tech comes from Nvidia, Qualcomm, and in-house software development for core functions including safety, infotainment, and battery management, all of which can undergo continuous upgrades with over-the-air updates.
Safety Is A Volvo Thing
Safety is paramount for Volvo, and the EX90 continues that tradition with Pilot Assist driver-assist systems and plans for an autonomous drive mode in the future. The car is equipped with a full suite of cameras, radar, sensors and lidar, making the SUV hardware-ready for unsupervised driving.
For now, all that equipment helps the car accelerate, brake, and steer to avoid collisions and the car can change lanes on its own when prompted. Two cameras monitor the driver’s eyes to detect if the person behind the wheel is drowsy or distracted and will nudge, then warn, and then act to avoid a collision if the driver does not react in time. It is designed to stop and call for help if needed.
The EX90 uses Lidar from Luminar to detect objects such as pedestrians up to 820 feet away, even when the vehicle is travelling at highway speeds and it has a 100-degree wide ability to scan the area in front of the vehicle.
Mounting the Lidar on the roof provides better visibility and protects the equipment from objects flying up from the road or damage in a collision. It is enclosed in a wide, flat, teardrop-shaped glass case. The vehicle’s wipers are used to spray and wipe the Lidar. More washers also had to be integrated to clean the vehicle’s many cameras.