Volvo presents the EX90, the brand’s safest 100% electric SUV

Promised thing, due thing. Volvo had tagged us on November 9, 2022 to learn more about the EX90, their new 100% electric SUV. Motorization, safety, autonomy, we take stock of this serious competitor to the Tesla Model X.

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Faced with the ban decreed by the European Union on the sale of new thermal vehicles from 2035 onwards, car manufacturers are keen to accelerate their energy transition and electrify their offers. At Volvo, it currently has only two electric vehicles to deal with: the XC40 SUV, launched in 2021, and its cut-out version, the C40 Recharge.

However, during an online conference streamed on YouTube in September 2022, the Swedish brand lifted the veil on the EX90, its brand new 100% electric 7 seater SUV🇧🇷 With the EX90, Volvo’s ambitions are on display: launch the safest car in the brand’s history.

The Volvo EX90 is all about safety

For this, the SUV embarks “one of the most advanced sensor arrays on the market” composed of eight cameras, five radars, 16 ultrasonic sensors and a LiDAR sensor installed directly on the roof🇧🇷 But that’s not all, as two cameras installed in the cabin will analyze the driver’s eye movements. The goal ? Determining whether the driver’s attention is impaired or diminished by alcohol or fatigue. If dangerous behavior is detected, the car emits alarms to wake up the driver and if he remains amorphous, the car can automatically stop at the side of the road.

To find out more about the EX90’s engine, price or autonomy, you had to wait until November 9, 2022. Promised thing, due thing, Volvo officially presented its new SUV on Wednesday🇧🇷 The brand sums it up like this: “A versatile and elegant family car with modern proportions, combined with cutting-edge technology in basic computing, connectivity and electrification to optimize safety, efficiency and aesthetics.”

Volvo EX90
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A sporty and familiar SUV at the same time

In terms of elegance, the interior is really sober, and Volvo specifies that the seats are not made of animal leather. The materials used for the interior are mostly natural and from responsible sources (we don’t have exact numbers, let’s specify). For the family side, this EX90 can count on a good space in the trunk🇧🇷 Already offering a generous capacity to 655 liters of volume, it is possible to reach 1,040 liters by lowering the row of rear seats and 1,915 liters up to the roof height. The icing on the cake, another 37 liters will be available in the front trunk.

At the front, driver and passenger will be able to enjoy a large 14.5-inch infotainment screen, with Google integrated. You’ll find all of the Mountain View company’s flagship services and apps, such as Google Maps, Google Assistant hands-free help or the Google Play Store. Compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also confirmed. Another 8-inch screen will act as a head-up display. high in front of the driving position. Please note that the car will support standard 5G connection and carry a Bower & Wilkins Dolby Atmos compatible audio systemthe first in the brand’s history.

Volvo EX90
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A heavyweight capable of reaching 0 to 100 km/h in 6 seconds

And the engine? The initially available dual-engine all-wheel drive version is powered by a battery of 111 kWh🇧🇷 The two permanent magnet electric motors deliver together 380kW (517 hp-) and 910 Nm of torque in the Performance version of the EX90. the basic model double recharge displays a power of 300 kW (408 hp) for a torque of 770 Nm.

In fact, and despite a substantial weight on the balance of 2.8 tons, this EX90 will have some under the hood. So he waits 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.9 seconds (Recharge Twin model) and in 4.9 seconds (for the Performance model). about autonomy, Volvo announces between 560 and 580 km of range in combined cycle WLTPwhile it will be possible to reach 680 km if we are content to make short trips in the city.

Volvo EX90
Credits: Volvo

As for loading, Volvo promises to reach 100% in just 30 minutes in a 250 kW fast terminal, when it will take about 11 hours from a domestic electrical outlet (up to 11 kW). In addition, the manufacturer specifies that a “domestic energy management offer”, composed in particulara two-way wall box and a power management system”, will be offered in certain markets. This will allow users to monitor and optimize their home’s energy consumption before the EX90 arrives.

Now let’s talk about the price. Unsurprisingly, the EX90 isn’t aimed at modest budgets, far from it. In its Recharge Twin Motor version in Ultra finish (the 1st model available in France), will be displayed at €107,900🇧🇷 For the Performance model and its 517 hp engine, it will be necessary to put 113 100 € on the table🇧🇷 The car will be guaranteed for 3 years, while the battery will be covered for 8 years by the Swedish brand.

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