While most carmakers tend to practice more frequent redesigns, the Swedish company likes to stretch things for a bit. The original XC90 was in production for a full decade, while the current generation is also older than most of its competitors. That’s why redesigns usually bring significant changes, and it looks like the 2024 Volvo XC90 redesign will be even more than that. It looks like we are about to see a completely new nature of the brand’s flagship crossover.
From what we know so far, that significant change will happen in terms of the powertrain. The new model will be offered with an all-electric setup and some sources even suggest a new nameplate – EX90. At this point, we will continue to call it XC90. In any case, the changes are expected to be significant. The new platform, new powertrain, new aesthetics and all other kinds of novelties are something we expect to see from the new model.
If we can trust unofficial reports, this model will arrive in less than two years.
2024 Volvo XC90 Design
The 2024 Volvo XC90 is expected to come completely new and we expect to see changes in various aspects. First of all, it’s important to say that the overall approach won’t change and that the new generation will also be a mid-size crossover, with three rows of seats. On the other hand, it will go all-electric, so it will need a platform. Fortunately, Volvo’s parent company, Geely, already has one. That is the new Sustainable Experience Architecture, better known as SEA, which will underpin pretty much everything in Volvo’s lineup in the future.
Of course, a lot of parts will be shared with the upcoming Polestar 3, particularly in terms of battery technology. On the other hand, things about the styling are still a little bit unclear. We presume that some inspiration will be taken from the Recharge concept, while the overall shape and design approach probably won’t bring anything radical. Moreover, we presume that the brand’s trademarks like the “Thor’s hammer” headlights will carry on with smaller modifications.
Despite the age, the cabin design of the current generation still looks fresh and modern. It features classic design solutions, combined with quality materials and pretty impressive build quality. That’s why we have big expectations from the next-generation 2024 Volvo XC90. Naturally, everything will be adapted to the modern requirements of the automotive industry and we presume that, just like most EV manufacturers, Volvo will also go for a minimalistic design approach. This means the lack of physical control, which will be replaced with a massive, vertically-oriented infotainment screen.
Speaking of the screens and the features in general, some sources suggest that the 2024 Volvo XC90 won’t feature a classic instrument cluster, but either a unit mounted on the steering wheel or an augmented-reality head-up display. In terms of size, the new generation might get slightly bigger and offer more interior space. However, the seating configuration will probably remain the same and include three rows of seats.
2024 Volvo XC90 Drivetrain and Battery
Of course, expectations are big in this aspect. Thanks to the new platform, the 2024 Volvo XC90 will feature 800V battery technology, which will ensure respectable charging speed and other benefits. The exact battery size is still a mystery but most sources speculate about a 100-kWh pack, which would ensure around 350 miles of range.
When it comes to electric motors and the drivetrain, the new generation will probably come in two variants. Base versions would come with a single-motor setup and rumors suggest a max output of around 400 horsepower. On the other hand, the dual-motor version would provide all-wheel drive and offer more power, probably around 455 horsepower.
2024 Volvo XC90 Release Date and Price
The officials are still quiet, so the only thing we can do at this point is to estimate. In our opinion, the new model will arrive sometime in 2024 and some sources suggest that base versions could go around 70.000 dollars. Of course, the new model would compete with other mid-size EV crossovers, such as Cadillac Lyriq, Tesla Model X, Mercedes-Benz EQE etc.