Volvo unveiled its much-awaited model, EX90, at an auto show in Stockholm, Sweden. Volvo EX90 is going to be launched by the company at the end of the year 2023. It will be a sustainable and technology-driven alternative to its gas-powered counterpart, Volvo XC90. Volvo EX90 is expected to be a next-gen electric car in many respects.
Limited data is available for the upcoming Volvo EX90. In this 2024 Volvo EX90 review, we will cover everything we know so far about this car.
So, without further ado, let’s get right into it.
The Best of Volvo EX90
- Volvo EX90 is going to be a next-gen electric SUV.
- Volvo EX90 will offer three rows of seating.
- It is expected to have a swift acceleration response.
- EX90 has a larger and more spacious cabin as compared to XC90.
- EX90 has a futuristic exterior design.
- It will use LiDAR sensors in driver assistance systems to make them more effective.
The Worst of Volvo EX90
- EX90 is going to be one of the most expensive Volvo SUVs.
- 300 miles range is below average for a next-generation electric car.
Pricing and Trims
No official data has been released regarding the pricing and trims of the upcoming Volvo EX90. But estimates can be made from the available gas-powered counterpart of EX90. XC90 is available in three different trims; Volvo EX90 should be offered in at least two different trims, if not more. However, one thing is almost confirmed that all trims will be laced with twin motors. Though, the combined power output of each variant is expected to be different.
If the pricing of the XC90 is any reference, we can expect the starting price of the Volvo EX90 to be over $80,000. For higher trims, it might go up to $100,000. Other than motor power, there are going to be several differences between the two trims to make it worth your money. However, these differences are unclear at the time. We will update you on these as soon as we know more.
Motor Power, Performance, and Top Speed
The base variant with a twin-motor configuration will offer a total of 402 horsepower at 568 lb-ft torque. This power will be enough to take it from zero to 60 mph in less than 5.7 seconds. Similarly, the performance trim will be laced with twin motors churning out a sizeable 496 horsepower at 671 lb-ft. It will have much quirky acceleration and a zero to 60 mph time of 4.7 seconds.
These figures are quite impressive for an SUV of this size. Volvo EX90 is likely to have a similar propulsion architecture to Polestar 3. Since Polestar 3 can produce up to 517 hp, we can expect Volvo to increase the power output of the performance trims. Increase or no increase, Volvo EX90 will have a swift acceleration response. It will offer a smooth yet exhilarating driving experience.
Range and MPGe
Well, to be honest, I’m not highly impressed with the expected range figures of the Volvo EX90. With the standard battery pack, the company estimates that Volvo EX90 will deliver a purely electric range of 300 miles. We can expect this figure to drop further for the performance trim. Volvo estimated the consumption of 20.9 kWh charge for every 60 miles.
Why am I disappointed in the driving range of the Volvo EX90? Because it is a true next-generation electric car in every respect. But the range is pretty average if you see at the industrial standards even today. For a car that is going to be launched a year later, we would expect it to have some aggressive range goals. Take the example of the Tesla Cyber Truck, for instance.
Tesla is claiming that Cybertruck will go as far as 500 miles before running out of charge. Although the Cybertruck will have a much larger battery but hey, who cares. We want to get rid of range anxiety. If you want to learn more about the upcoming Tesla Cybertruck, please read our article on the 9 Facts About Tesla Cybertruck.
Battery Size and Charging Time
Volvo EX90 will be laced with a 111.0 kWh lithium-ion battery pack with a usable capacity of 107.0 kWh. It will come with a DC fast charging capability. The maximum power for DC charging is limited to 250 kW. It means that you could charge the battery pack of your Volvo EX90 at a fast charging station from 10-80% in less than 30 minutes.
Things will go much slower at a domestic or home-based charger. With a commercial level-II charge at the maximum power of 11 kW, you can charge Volvo EX90 in about 11 hours. The charging time will increase with the decrease in nominal power.
However, an exciting prospect of the charging system of Volvo EX90 is going to be bidirectional V2X charging. If reports are to be believed, Volvo EX90 will be laced with vehicle-to-load (V2L), vehicle-to-home (V2H), and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging ability. The technical data for these capabilities is yet unavailable, but we’re excited to know more about it.
Interior Design and Cargo Space
Volvo EX90 offers a very luxurious interior and a versatile cargo space. As soon as you enter the car, you are welcomed by the 15-inch central infotainment system. The system houses in-built navigation and other necessary features. It is a smart AI-based system that becomes familiar with your habits and driving style with time. It becomes really convenient to operate this system once it gets familiar to you, as it offers custom shortcuts according to your needs.
Volvo has followed a minimalistic approach while designing the interior of this next-generation electric car. Everything has got nice rounded edges, and the cabin doesn’t feel crowded. Seats are pretty welcoming, and you get two different fabric options for them. One is a wool blend, and the other one is synthetic leather. Both are equally comfortable.
As far as the cargo space goes, you can extend it by power-folding the third row of seating. To help you out with storage, Volvo EX90 comes with a will-it-fit diagram. In total, the cargo volume of Volvo EX90 can be extended up to 68 cubic feet.
Exterior and Dimensions
Volvo EX90 has got a very sleek and futuristic exterior. Due to the absence of a radiator, the front grille is missing, and this gives it a somewhat distinctive look. As far as the shape is concerned, it looks pretty much the same as any Volvo SUV. It has got rounded edges that keep the air drag to a minimum. This helps in optimizing airflow and enhancing the driving range.
The wheel covers have also been designed to help with the aerodynamics of the Volvo EX90. You can choose between 22, 21, or 20-inch all-season tires. Another noticeable feature on the exterior is the little hump over the windshield for housing the LiDAR sensors. LiDAR sensors will redefine the safety system of Volvo EX90, which will be discussed briefly in the next section.
In addition to that, Volvo EX90 can tow up to 4850 lbs of load. The length, width without mirrors and height of the Volvo EX90 are 198.3, 77.3, and 68.7 inches, respectively. You can’t help but notice the similarity of these dimensions with that of the Tesla Model X.
Safety Rating and Features
Safety has always been at the core of Volvo’s design ideology. Volvo XC90 has achieved a 5-star rating status previously. The company believes that the upcoming Volvo EX90 is going to be the safest SUV ever made by Volvo. The claim comes in light of the modern and cutting-edge safety technology installed in the Volvo EX90.
Volvo EX90 uses an array of LiDAR sensors, ultraviolet sensors, and cameras to aid advanced driver assistance safety system. It features a driver understanding system that is capable of detecting if you are distracted. The system will intervene and apply brakes when you miss doing so. It not only detects obstacles in your way but also on crowded junctions and intersections.
In addition to that, Volvo EX90 is laced with an occupant-sensing function. It uses cutting-edge sensors to detect the presence of living beings accidentally locked inside the car. It helps reduce the risk of hypothermia and heatstroke.
Final Verdict, Should You Buy Volvo EX90?
Volvo EX90 is a next-generation electric SUV in every respect. It is laced with modern and cutting-edge safety systems that will help keep you and your loved ones safe on the road. However, there is nothing revolutionary about the battery technology and driving range of the upcoming Volvo EX90, as we expected from the latest electric car.
Still, there will be many upsides to owning a Volvo EX90. Take its bidirectional charging system, for instance. It will come in handy to operate power tools and equipment in remote places. However, that comes at a significant cost. So, the decision is yours to make. We have laid out the complete Volvo EX90 review for you in this article. Are you excited about the all-new 2023 Volvo EX90? Would you like to buy it? Let us know in the comments below.