– Volvo will reveal EX90 on 9 November
– Claimed drag coefficient is 0.29
– EX90 will be available alongside its ICE sibling, the XC90
Volvo is set to unveil the EX90, its flagship E-SUV globally on 9 November. It will be the carmaker’s first SUV to be constructed on the new SPA2 platform, with safety technology never seen in a production car before.
The recent teasers reveal that the interior of this electric SUV has a very minimalist theme. On the dashboard, there is a large centre screen in portrait orientation. Functionalities like navigation, media, phone controls, climate control, seat ventilation, and so on, are baked into this screen and it will run on a Google-based UX, just like existing Volvo cars but with advanced AI features this time around.
Moreover, a horizontally placed but smaller digital driver’s display provides all relevant information such as directions, range data, speed, gear position, and ADAS-related info. The steering wheel has also been updated and includes touch controls. The materials used in the cabin are sustainable and eco-friendly.
The EX90 features smooth bodywork, including the rounded and sleek aerodynamic design inspired by a yacht as can be seen in images. The images also show Thor’s Hammer-like signature DRLs. Not to mention, this Volvo boasts a drag coefficient of 0.29.
Volvo also revealed a roof-integrated LiDAR system for more advanced autonomous capabilities, which the company claims can operate unsupervised. Even at night, this system can detect pedestrians and objects up to 250 metres ahead. Inside, we get a radar sensor and cameras that can detect onboard passengers for the improved safety of children and pets who are left unattended inside. If a child or pet is detected, the system will prevent the doors from locking and will display a reminder on the screen while keeping the climate controls turned on to maintain a comfortable temperature.
The Swedish carmaker has not yet revealed the technical specifications of the EX90. With the goal of launching one EV in India each year, its Indian launch cannot be ruled out and we can expect the EX90 to arrive sometime next year.