2024 Volvo EX90 Electric SUV Debuts With A Roof-Mounted LiDAR

2024 Volvo EX90 Electric SUV Debuts With A Roof-Mounted LiDAR

The 2024 Volvo EX90 once again pushes the boundaries of autonomous and safety tech whilst bringing the brand into a new electric era.

This is the 2024 Volvo EX90. It represents the Swedish luxury automaker’s new era as it enters the electric age. This is not the brand’s first electric vehicle (EV), but it’s their first to ride on their new dedicated EV platform called SPA2.

2024 Volvo EX90

2024 Volvo EX90

The 2024 Volvo EX90 will now serve as the pinnacle of the Swedish luxury brand’s range, dethroning the XC90 in the process. As such, it debuts the brand’s newest design language that’s very minimalist and clean. The adaptive LED headlights are an evolution of the brand’s “Thor’s Hammer” motif. Only this time, the LED lights blink like human eyelids. The slipper body also lacks any creases and other visual noise that would otherwise give the EX90 a very fussy exterior. This results in a low coefficient of drag of just 0.29 Cd.

The EX90 measures 5,037 mm long, which puts it in line with other midsize luxury electric SUVs such as the BMW iX or the Tesla Model X. However, you might notice the EX90’s roof-mounted LiDAR sensor. Along with the plethora of sensors, radars, and cameras surrounding the vehicle, the NVIDIA Drive-powered system runs Volvo in-house software that’s designed to continuously be updated throughout the vehicle’s life. Volvo says that it is so futureproofed that through merely a software update the EX90 can support fully autonomous driving.

2024 Volvo EX90 Interior

2024 Volvo EX90 Interior

Moving inside, the Volvo EX90 looks very much like the Volvo Concept Recharge show car from 2021. It inherits that car’s 14.5-inch portrait touch screen that runs Google’s Android Automotive operating system (although Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring are still there). The entire electronics architecture is powered by NVIDIA and Snapdragon, while the Unreal Engine provides high-quality graphics for the infotainment and the digital gauges.

A plethora of sensors is also located inside the EX90. As a matter of fact, it is able to map the face of the driver to prevent drowsiness and distracted driving. In the event that the driver does not respond to any of the vehicle’s alerts, the EX90 can safely stop on its own and even contact emergency services if needed.

Three versions of the Volvo EX90 are going to be sold–all of which have a dual-motor fully electric powertrain that’s developed in-house by Volvo. The base EV variant has 408 horsepower and 770 Nm of torque, while the E2 goes up to 503 horses and 910 Nm. The top-of-the-range EE has 517 horsepower while the torque is the same as the E2.

0-100 kph is achieved in 5.9 seconds for the EV and 4.9 seconds for the range-topping EE. Its top speed is rated at 180 kph, while the 107 kWh (111 kWh gross) battery is enough to give the EX90 a range of up to 600 kilometers.

The 2024 Volvo EX90 is expected to go on sale in mid to late 2023, with assembly happening initially in the United States. Afterward, the EX90 will also be produced in China for the rest of the world.

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