As electrification knocks on the door of European manufacturers, we can expect a new zero-emissions vehicle in Volvo’s fleet very soon. The all-new Volvo EX90 will be an electric replacement for the popular Volvo XC90 and is set to be fully unveiled to the world on the 9th of November 2022.
Volvo has developed a sound reputation for producing some of the safest vehicles to enter the new car market but CEO Jim Rowan announced that this will be a new era of safety for the Volvo brand. What this means is that Volvo cars will be more intelligent than ever before by offering state-of-the-art technology. This comprises a suite of eight cameras, five radars, 16 ultrasonic sensors and Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensors. The SUV will use a combination of sensors and software to create a “shield of safety”.
Volvo has always had a mission to make life on the road safer and more convenient for its users. With safety as their top priority in manufacturing vehicles, there has been a constant evolution and an even faster growth in the brand as a whole making Volvo one of the fastest growing premium brands in the segment. The EX90 will provide a perfect balance between technological advancement and human behaviour. The EX90 has been integrated with a “Driving understanding system”, this is a new system, a step beyond a driver monitoring system that has special sensors and cameras powered by Volvo’s algorithms that will gauge the driver’s eye gaze concentration and alert them to focus when necessary – no more falling asleep behind the wheel in other words.
On the announcement, Jim Rowan said “the new system will result in 9% fewer accidents and 20% fewer accidents that result in serious injury or death”. The improved understanding of the driver and the environment will certainly set the tone for upcoming EVs.
The EX90 will be Volvo’s third electric car after the XC40 and the Volvo C40 Recharge. With the EX90, Volvo is ready to tackle high-end EVs with the automaker intending to go fully electric by 2030. The EX90 will be sold alongside the refreshed version of the piston-powered XC90.
Keyword: The new EX90 will become Volvo’s all-electric flagship SUV