Last month, Volvo made the groundbreaking introduction of its pioneering electric flagship SUV, the EX90. Initially only available in two-motor and three-row configurations when released, a new report has indicated that an entry level version is being considered – no third row seating or front motor included.
As Javier Varela, Volvo’s Chief Operating Officer & Deputy CEO asserts, the EX90 platform gives them room to remove seating if desired. He even went on to suggest that should they decide to create a single-motor base variant of the car, it would be rear wheel powered.
Furthermore, the executive revealed that they are considering a performance variant with more power than their current most powerful model which has two motors and produces 517 horsepower. This version would be faster and reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.9 seconds while achieving an impressive top speed of 112 mph (180 km/h).
The highly-anticipated EX90 will be the first Volvo constructed on SPA2 platform, also used for the Polestar 3. Production is slated to kick off in late 2023 and eagerly await initial deliveries starting early 2024 at Volvo’s facility located in Ridgeville, South Carolina. Additionally, production of this car model is expected to commence at their plant in Chengdu, China by mid-2024.
Reportedly, Volvo is developing a new platform dubbed the ‘Global Product Architecture’ (GPA). Unlike its current chassis SPA2 that can only be fitted with a combustion engine, GPA’s electric-only design comes with an 800V electrical architecture – twice as much voltage than previously.
In November we ventured to Sweden and invited ourselves to the Volvo EX90 launch event. That experience was so incredible that we took home a video of it, which is conveniently embedded right below.