The Volvo EX90 SUV has a 111-kWh battery and twin-motor AWD that offers a range of up to 300 miles and enables a single charge from 10% to 80% in about 30 minutes.  -  Photo: Volvo Cars

The Volvo EX90 SUV has a 111-kWh battery and twin-motor AWD that offers a range of up to 300 miles and enables a single charge from 10% to 80% in about 30 minutes.

Photo: Volvo Cars

The Volvo EX90 SUV made its official North America debut on Jan. 3 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, highlighting its safety and technology features, the company reported.

With seven seats, the Volvo EX90 is an all-electric SUV first revealed in downtown Stockholm on Nov. 9, 2022. CES marks the first time the Volvo EX90 has been shown in the U.S., where it is planned to be built in South Carolina starting later this year. Volvo pitches the EX90 as a highly advanced computer on wheels. The Swedish carmaker has collaborated with leading companies in their fields to deliver what it calls “smarter, safer, more sustainable driving,” according to a news release. At CES, the Volvo EX90 is being shown in connection with both Google and Luminar displays, promoting new technologies developed with Volvo to be announced and demonstrated later this week.

Powerful Specs

The EX90 comes with a 111-kWh battery, making it larger than the typical 78 kWh capacity of other electric SUV batteries, according to a review in Motor Trend. MT also reports: the battery will be hooked up to a pair of electric motors delivering a combined output of up to 496 hp and 671 lb-ft of torque, which will make it the most powerful Volvo ever. A 402-hp model with 568 lb-ft will also be available. The 111-kWh battery and twin-motor AWD will offer a range of up to 300 miles. Volvo says buyers should be able to charge from 10% to 80% in about 30 minutes. Volvo also installed all the hardware necessary for bi-directional charging, so in the future owners could use the EX90 to power their home in an emergency, Motor Trend said. The level of standard safety in the Volvo EX90 is higher than any Volvo car before it. It’s also designed to get smarter and safer over time, as it learns from new data and receives updates over-the-air.

The EX90 sensors — one long-range lidar, five radars, eight cameras, and 16 ultrasonic sensors — are designed to respond and react when the driver is a split-second too late.  -  Photo: Volvo Cars

The EX90 sensors — one long-range lidar, five radars, eight cameras, and 16 ultrasonic sensors — are designed to respond and react when the driver is a split-second too late.

Photo: Volvo Cars

Safety Sense

The EX90 sensors — one long-range lidar, five radars, eight cameras, and 16 ultrasonic sensors —are designed to respond and react when the driver is a split-second too late. Delivered by Luminar, the lidar can sense the road and be able to see small objects about two football fields ahead in day or night, and even at highway speeds.

Lidar, which comes as standard on the Volvo EX90, can give the driver more time to act and avoid dangerous, yet common, driving situations. The advanced exterior sensor set works hand in hand with the new driver understanding system. Consisting of a capacitive steering wheel and 2 camera-based gaze sensing, it allows for a deeper understanding of when the driver is distracted or sleepy and will help create a preventive shield of safety. Inside the Volvo EX90, a 14.5-inch center screen offers Google apps and services including hands-free help from Google Assistant, Google Maps navigation and other built-in apps on  Google Play. The SUV will also be compatible with wireless Apple CarPlay.

The 2024 Volvo EX90 is available for pre-order in the U.S. at volvocars.com/us and will cost below $80,000. Customers placing pre-orders will be asked to configure their cars in Fall 2023 and will get priority when deliveries begin in early 2024.

A Volvo representative told CF that Volvo has not yet determined the fleet allocation for the EX90 and will have more details when it schedules intro events in the U.S. later this year.

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