Volvo's third electric model will be & agrave; the battery version of the new XC90. It is an SUV that will be & agrave; presented next year. Thanks to an Autocar report, further details emerge about this car that will be; very important to the automaker's electrification plans. As we know, Volvo intends to become an electric-only brand from 2030.
The design will resume; many of the elements seen inside the Recharge concept car. The new generation of the XC90 pogger & agrave; on the SPA2 platform of Volvo that & egrave; able to also accommodate internal combustion engines. Although this platform is not exclusive to electric cars, it is; proposed in two distinct versions. Thus, the electric XC90 will be able to have many of the advantages of battery-powered cars developed expressly on dedicated platforms.
The electric model, therefore, will be able to count on reduced overhangs and on a completely flat internal floor. The endothermic versions, on the other hand, will have more proportions; traditional given the necessity; of having to house a combustion engine, transmission and an exhaust system. For later electric models, Volvo should also use Geely's SEA platform .
The Recharge concept suggested that the future model will continue; to favor features such as space and practicality even if it will have; a different design than the current XC90. After all, today's generation is; very popular and sells a lot. The interiors will be elegant and will be made of sustainable materials. Of course, many of the concept's particular design features will be revised in the production model. However, thanks to the flat floor it will be; possible to have a lot of space on board. Indeed, the SUV will be & agrave; also proposed with three rows of seats and therefore with the possibility; to be able to accommodate up to 7 passengers on board.
The passenger compartment should have a minimal design. Most of the functions can be done. control through the large central display of the infotainment which will be equipped with a platform developed in collaboration with Google . There are, for the moment, no particular indications regarding the engines. Since the brand is focusing a lot on electrification, it is It is very likely that endothermic thrusters adopt some form of electrification . There should be no diesel engines.
The electric model should have different powertrains than those found on Volvo's current electric. Very likely, given the size of the SUV, that the scheme always provides two electric motors in order to have four-wheel drive. Probably, the SUV will be & agrave; marketed with different capacities of the battery pack. In the top-of-the-range model, the mileage should be close to 500 km. All that remains is to wait for more information on the development of this car.
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