2022 Volvo XC90 To Come In Pure-Electric & Hybrid Forms
The luxury SUV, which will make use of a modified version of the current XC90's platform, is expected to be launched globally in 2022.
Volvo is expected to globally launch the next-generation XC90 in 2022. The luxury SUV will be offered in hybrid and pure-electric powertrains.
Code-named V536, the 2022 Volvo XC90 will be based on an updated version of the current XC90’s SPA platform that has been rather uncharacteristically named the SPA2.
There will be 2 hybrid models – mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid – and it is these models which will be available for customers to purchase in 2022.
The fully electric model, which will come with a large 100 kWh battery pack, is not expected to be put on sale until 2023.
A pair of electric motors, 1 situated at each axle, will provide the drive in the model. Current reports state the XC90 EV will come with a conservative power figure of 197 BHP, while torque rating will be monstrous at 800 Nm.
No information is available regarding the model’s claimed range or performance figures, but people in the know are said to have claimed that it will go “like a sports car.”
However, keeping safety as the primary objective, the electric XC90, like other Volvo products, will have a limited top speed of 180 km/hr.
More importantly, the 2022 Volvo XC90 will come equipped with LIDAR and corresponding systems to allow for autonomous driving up to speeds of 110 km/hr.
Source – Cochespias.net