The primary-ever minivan from Volvo is predicated on sister firm Zeekr’s new 009 MPV and incorporates a six-seater format with energy offered by a 268 hp electrical motor
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Minivans is probably not the kings of the street in North American and European markets anymore (overshadowed by the recognition of SUVs), however they’re apparently having fun with a renaissance in lots of components of Asia, significantly the luxurious fashions. Volvo, with the backing of Geely, is tapping into this pattern by rolling out its first-ever minivan, or MPV as they’re recognized in numerous different components of the world.
Dubbed the EM90, this all-electric mannequin boasts a variety of over 450 miles (720+ kilometers) and is particularly designed for Chinese language prospects. As of now, there aren’t any plans to introduce it in Western markets.
A Zeekr 009 in Swedish apparel
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Volvo claims the minivan is a nod to the 1953 Duett, a lofty station wagon that caught round till 1969. However let’s park these rose-tinted glasses within the storage for a second; you’re extra more likely to spot a doppelgänger within the newly-introduced Zeekr 009, one other star from the Geely Group galaxy than the rest. Echoing the times of GM’s badge-engineering bonanza within the late ‘80s and ‘90s, these two electrical minivans are just about an identical twins, save for the EM90’s distinctive Volvo grille, Thor’s Hammer headlights, and some fancy trim items.
Contemplating the EM90 is actually the Zeekr 009 in a Volvo costume, its exterior dimensions are anticipated to intently mirror these of its Zeekr counterpart at 5,209 mm (205 inches) lengthy, 2,024 mm (79.7 inches) extensive, and 1,867 mm (73.5 inches) tall, with a wheelbase of three,205 mm (126.2 inches).
The third fully-electric mannequin unveiled by Volvo prior to now 12 months, following the EX90 and the smaller EX30 SUVs, is ready to launch with a single 268 hp (200 kW) electrical motor on the rear axle. This powertrain permits the premium minivan to speed up from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.3 seconds.
It’s paired with a CATL-sourced 116 kWh battery that may cost from 10 to 80 p.c in just below half-hour. Volvo states that the EM90 gives a variety of 459 miles (738 km) in accordance with China’s CLTC driving cycle exams, that are usually not less than 15% extra beneficiant than the WLTP cycle’s figures.
Volvo has not confirmed whether or not it can supply the EM90 with the 009’s top-tier twin electrical motors, which offer all-wheel drive and produce a mixed output of 536 hp (400 kW / 544 PS). Boasting a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration time of 4.5 seconds, the Zeekr 009 may very properly be quickest manufacturing minivan on this planet at current.
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