Volvo’s next-generation XC90 SUV model will adopt electric power, and it will most likely feature a new advanced autonomous driving system. According to the latest news, the forthcoming 2022 Volvo XC90 will hit showrooms next year, introducing more improvements.
Generally, the next-gen XC90 will be Volvo’s first model that will use an advanced autonomous driving function. Also, it would rely on fully electric and hybrid petrol powertrains.
2022 Volvo XC90 Exterior
The third-generation 2022 Volvo XC90 will be more modern for sure. Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson has confirmed this news. He also said that the next-generation would be the first one that will introduce some advanced techs. Moreover, it will also be the first in SUVs line of models based on the new Volvo’s SPA architecture.
With that in mind, expect the future XC60 to be underpinned by the same platform. However, we don’t know if the front fascia would be updated or it will wear the same grille as the predecessor. A new report reveals that Volvo, alongside this model s working on the bigger version called XC100. This model will compete against the X7 and GLS. It will ride on the new SPA2 platform because the XC90 can’t handle anything larger than the SPA platform.
Apart from exterior changes, the new flagship model 2022 Volvo XC90 will feature more updates inside. As we mentioned, Volvo has announced that the next XC90 will get an advanced Level 4 autonomous driving technology. According to Volvo, this system should allow hands-free and eyes-free driving.
Moreover, like before, we can expect the same trim levels. The base Momentum T5 will feature more standard equipment than before. This trim includes a new infotainment system, quad-zone automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, hands-free tailgate operation, panoramic moonroof, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, and much more. Also, it comes standard with adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring.
2022 Volvo XC90 Will Be Fully Electric
From what we heard, the upcoming 2022 Volvo XC90 will deploy some of the new engines. First of all, there will be no room for a diesel option this time. Volvo’s decision is simple, to ditch diesel powertrain and to go for hybrid and electric systems. Moreover, Volvo recently revealed that there is a plan to make 50 percent of its sales by fully electric vehicles by 2025.
Hakan Samuelsson, Volvo CEO also said that fully electric XC90 would be most like built-in South Carolina using the SPA2 platform. If you dint know, the same architecture is used on the latest Land Rover Discovery.
Release Date and Price
The new 2022 Volvo XC90 will be probably available sometime next year. Generally, we can expect sales to start later after that. Volvo didn’t reveal the exact price of the next-gen model but consider that it will be fully electric, the price will be drastically higher than before. As mentioned, Volvo currently plans to launch a few electric vehicles next year, and the firm’s first EV is the XC40 Recharge.