Recently, Volvo was rumored to be working on the next generation of the XC90 SUV, and recently the Swedish manufacturer leaked the features and specifications of this SUV, and confirmed that this SUV will debut on November 9, 2022.
The new SUV will bear the name EX90, and will use the next-generation version of the SPA platform found in the XC90. The platform was developed from the start for electric vehicles, although it can also support conventional and hybrid vehicles.
The EX90 is rumored to feature a roof-mounted lidar sensor, along with eight cameras, five radar sensors, and 16 ultrasonic sensors. This combination, together with Volvo’s driver assist feature, is claimed to reduce accidents resulting in serious injury or death by up to 20%, and overall accidents by up to 9%.
As a further measure to help minimize the chance of an accident, the driver monitor will detect signs of a nuisance. The EX90 has also been designed to stop safely if the driver suddenly falls ill or falls asleep.
Volvo has also confirmed a high level of self-driving capability for this SUV. The EX90 will offer a feature called Ride Pilot, which will allow true self-driving trips on certain highways.
The images and teaser video show an exterior design similar to the XC90 which was previously revealed via a patent image filed by Volvo with the European Union Intellectual Protection Office. This patent image shows an SUV with a lower and longer ground clearance than the XC90.
The EX90 is expected to go on sale in 2023. Regarding the price, Volvo is likely to announce the full price and specifications of the EX90 ahead of its debut.