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Volvo EX90 inside tech previewed forward of November 9 reveal | Autocar India

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A lot of the EX90’s features can be managed by the Google-operated touchscreen.

Volvo’s new flagship electrical automobile, the EX90, is predicated on the Volvo XC90 SUV, and the carmaker has now previewed the mannequin’s inside know-how forward of a full reveal on November 9.

  • Volvo EX90 can be bought alongside closely refreshed XC90
  • Based mostly on carmaker’s SPA2 platform
  • Volvo plans to launch one EV in India yearly

Set to go on sale subsequent 12 months, the electrical SUV can be Volvo’s new flagship and the primary to be underpinned by the carmaker’s new SPA2 platform. It’ll come geared up with security know-how not seen on a manufacturing car earlier than, and can be bought alongside the closely refreshed model of the present XC90.

Volvo EX90’s inside does away with bodily buttons

The EX90’s inside is concentrated on delivering clear info and information to the motive force. Volvo has finished away with bodily buttons with the vast majority of the features reminiscent of navigation, cellphone information and media now managed via the massive portrait-styled touchscreen utilizing working software program developed by Google. 

There’s additionally a small display screen behind the steering wheel to show driver-focused info together with vary, velocity and navigation directions. With the display screen, Volvo goals to supply the motive force with the “proper info on the proper time”, and lowering confusion, distraction and knowledge overload.

Volvo EX90 is impressed from the Idea Recharge

Launched because the production-spec model of the Idea Recharge idea proven in 2021, the brand new EX90 will present Volvo with a long-awaited entry into the more and more essential full-sized electrical SUV phase the place most premium producers have launched their debut EVs lately. 

Volvo’s present EVs, the XC40 Recharge and the C40 Recharge, sit a phase decrease and use the identical CMA platform because the common ICE-powered XC40.

Not the whole lot from the idea will make it to the EX90 just like the 4 free-standing seats, for instance. Nevertheless, the skateboard-style structure will supply new ranges of inside house and suppleness.

The Idea Recharge additionally closely hinted at how Volvo’s new flagship EV retains the XC90’s core traits whereas ushering in a wholly new strategy to exterior and cabin design. It’ll proceed to deal with house and practicality with the ‘much less is extra’ strategy exhibited by the idea.

Volvo EX90: on board security tech 

Volvo claims that the brand new EX90 can be underpinned by state-of-the-art security techniques. Fitted as customary, the brand new know-how may also be out there on different future Volvos. The tech features a “protecting protect” each inside and outside the automobile, utilizing radar and cameras to help the motive force once they’re both distracted, drained, or make a manoeuvre “only a millisecond too late.”  

It features a lidar system that maps out the surroundings across the automobile and acts if the motive force fails, taking steps reminiscent of lowering the automobile’s velocity and steering barely to keep away from obstacles and hazards. Coupled with cameras, which control the motive force’s consideration ranges and well-being, Volvo claims that the brand new options can scale back the chance of dying or critical damage by as much as 20 %. 

Volvo’s EV plans for India 

Volvo just lately determined to section out present plug-in hybrid electrical automobiles (PHEVs) in favour of EVs. In India, the Swedish carmaker goals to launch one EV yearly, with the carmaker launching the XC40 Recharge this 12 months and the launch of the C40 Recharge slated for subsequent 12 months.

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