Volvo EX90 production delayed till 2024 – Needs more time for development

The Volvo EX90 is unarguably the most advanced car in Volvo’s lineup thus far. Carrying technologies such as LiDAR which enables the car to drive itself, the EX90 represents the start of a new era for Volvo. However, production of the fully-electric SUV has just been delayed till the first half of 2024.

Volvo explained that it needs additional time to develop the EX90’s advanced software, and to conduct more testing, thus causing the delay in production. Customers will just have to be a little more patient this time around, as good things are worth waiting for, right?

To those who don’t know, the Volvo EX90 is the Scandinavian carmaker’s fully-electric counterpart to its massively-powerful XC90 flagship SUV. Claimed to be the “safest Volvo car to ever hit the road”, the EX90 packs a series of advanced safety features.

Among the most notable safety features fitted to the Volvo EX90 is the LiDAR sensor. Mounted on top of the car, the LiDAR sensor is capable of measuring ranges with high precision and fidelity.

On top of the LiDAR sensor, the EX90 is also equipped with other sensors as well, which is part of what Volvo calls “one of the most advanced sensor sets on the market”. Eight cameras, five radars, and 16 ultrasonic sensors are some of the sensors that help make the Volvo EX90 one of the most fully equipped cars when it comes to safety.

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Volvo predicts its new safety systems found on the EX90 to be able to reduce serious accidents by up to 20%. The new safety additions are all also part of Volvo’s target of zero deaths and serious injuries in new Volvo cars.

Besides safety, the Volvo EX90 is powered by a pair of electric motors, which are capable of delivering 517 hp and 910 Nm of torque to all four wheels. Thanks to a 111 kWh battery, the EX90 is able to carry you as far as 600 km (WLTP).

The Swedish fully-electric SUV can be juiced up with up to 250 kWh via a DC charger. Going from 10-80% only takes approximately 30 minutes via 250 kWh of DC charging. Owners do not have to worry either when they need a quick charge. With just 10 minutes of charge, owners can get up to 180 km of range.

Inside, the Volvo EX90 features an interior that is clean and contemporary. Modern equipment present includes a large 14.5-inch portrait-oriented centre screen, and a fully digital slim horizontal instrument cluster.

The EX90 interior experience is also unmistakably premium. This is thanks to premium touches such as illuminated wooden veneer on the dashboard, ambient lighting, a glass-topped volume knob, and a premium Bowers & Wilkins Dolby Atmos sound system. Closer to home, Volvo Cars Malaysia has also indicated that the EX90 will be its next model coming into our local market, which will be around this year.

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