Volvo has a wealthy historical past of family-friendly automobiles however is simply now launching its first individuals mover, designed to be a “comfy lounge on the transfer”.
The Volvo EM90 electrical individuals mover is initially launching within the Chinese language market, with pre-orders now open. The corporate has beforehand stated extra markets for the EM90 will likely be mentioned at a later date.
We’ve reached out to Volvo Automobile Australia to see if the EM90 will likely be coming Down Beneath. We’ll replace this story as soon as we hear again.
The EM90 is basically a flippantly restyled model of the Zeekr 009 electrical individuals mover. Each manufacturers are owned by Chinese language large Geely.
At this stage just one electrical powertrain possibility has been detailed for the EM90. The single, rear-mounted electrical motor produces 200kW of energy, which Volvo claims is sweet sufficient to despatched the automobile from 0-100km/h in 8.3 seconds.
The Zeekr 009 then again is powered by a dual-motor all-wheel drive setup producing 400kW and 686Nm. It’s unclear if this powertrain will turn out to be obtainable within the EM90 at some stage.
Along with the only powertrain possibility for the EM90, a 116kWh battery pack is the one possibility that has been detailed.
Volvo claims the EM90 has a spread of as much as 738km in accordance with lenient CLTC requirements. The corporate additionally claims charging the battery from 10 to 80 per cent will take underneath half-hour.
The Volvo EM90 is on the market in 4 totally different exterior paint colors, and with both 19- or 20-inch alloy wheels. There’s additionally dual-chamber air suspension and “silent tyres”.
The rear of the EM90 then again is basically flat and contains a large tailgate, T-shaped LED tail lights, in addition to illuminated Volvo wordmark.
At this stage the Volvo EM90 has solely been detailed as a six-seater with a ‘2+2+2’ seating configuration.
Up entrance there’s a digital instrument cluster, in addition to a 15.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system. As commonplace there’s an onboard voice assistant, 5G connectivity, in addition to over-the-air (OTA) software program replace performance.
As well as, there’s a 15.6-inch display that’s mounted within the roof and folds down so the individuals within the second and third rows can see it.
This roof-mounted display helps cell display projection, in addition to a “extensive number of third-party apps”. Screens, seats, home windows, air conditioner and lighting can all be adjusted by the display.
Different commonplace options the Volvo EM90 receives embody a 21-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system, panoramic glass sunroof, and a digital key.
Whereas premium individuals movers are much less widespread in Australia than they’re in China, Lexus is one model that may carry the section to native shores with its second-generaion LM individuals mover, based mostly on the Toyota Alphard.