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Volvo Developing Compact Electric SUV based on Geely’s SEA platform

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After announcing that it will launch the successor to the XC90 and Polestar, it is reported that Volvo will also release an electric-powered entry-level SUV in the near future. This model is designed to be a key player in Volvo’s projection of selling electric models by 2025. At the same time he will be a competitor of the Mercedes-Benz EQA and DS 3 Crossback E-Tense which also carries electric power with a compact design.

Previously, this model was rumored to be producing the XC20 or C20 as its newest vehicle but like the successor to the XC90 it seems to be using a new name and a new design. Because Volvo will use Geely’s SEA platform which is also used on the Zeekr with a premium style. Meanwhile, this new Volvo will have high ground clearance but a slim silhouette design to maximize battery efficiency.

With this platform, Volvo will also carry a battery with a capacity of 86 kWh or 100 kWh which is targeted to have a cruising range of up to 700 km at full capacity. In addition, the power produced is also claimed to be able to reach 536 hp which is channeled through the two driving motors contained in it.

Other technologies that will also be presented in this latest Volvo SUV are a suspension system that can be lowered automatically, facial recognition function, and lifetime over the air update compatibility. Volvo also emphasized that the concept offered in this new vehicle focuses on maximum performance.

The plan is that this SUV will be released in 2023 and will be between the Polestra2 and Polestar3 but with a more compact size and attractive appearance. It will have a roofline that is more curved and lower than the Polestar3, this will certainly not interfere with the comfort of the cabin space.

This Volvo SUV will reportedly be priced at around £41,000 with a wide choice of variants. Volvo will also present several variant options including front and all-wheel drive and a choice of 64 kWh and 78 kWh batteries. Although not yet until now, Volvo has not explained the detailed specifications that will be used in its newest SUV later. However, he will also use the same CMA architecture as the C40 Recharge which was just released in September 2021.

Lately, global automotive manufacturers have been busy shifting electric vehicles from internal combustion. The reason is that in the near future several European countries will implement a ban on selling internal combustion cars in order to produce emission-free vehicles.

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