Volvo's new SUV
If you’re in the market for an all-electric, seven-seater that’s one of the safest in the world, then look no further than the Volvo EX90 and yes, we’re late to the party.
We’ve been meaning to write this article for a while and the team at Car Subscriptions UK have only just looked at the finer details of this amazing new Volvo EX90.
And yes, we have missed out as this car looked spectacular.
We’re already a huge fans for Volvo’s and their Care by Volvo Car Subscription service here in the office, the Volvo EX90 is definately the way forward for Volvo so we’ll tell you everything you need to know about this latest addition.
The all-new Volvo EX90 is the car manufacturers first vehile into the category of all-electric three-row SUV’s.
It has an expected range of around 350 miles and will arrive in the UK from £96,255 or £1,599 per month on their popular Care by Volvo Car Subscription.
It will compete directly with the Mercedes EQS SUV and the Tesla Model X and is not meant to be a replacement for the amazing Volvo XC90. Volvo will eventually drop their ICE vehicles globally by 2030.
The Volvo EX90 will only be available in all-wheel drive and offers upto 408 horsepower. For a large car, this car is no spring chicken and can accellerate to 60mph in 5.9 seconds.
It can charge from 10% to 80% un as little as 30 minutes using a rapid charging system and has a 111kWh battery onboard.
As with all Volvo’s, the key to all of their vehicles is safety. The Volvo EX90 will disinguish itself over it’s competitors with it’s saftey features with the CEO Jim Rowan saying “This will be the safest car Volvo has ever produced,”
Accoding to Volvo’s internal research their new advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) can help prevent 1 in 10 crashes and 1 in 5 serious injuries.
The car is fitter with no less than 30 sensors comprising of 16 ultrasonic sensors, 8 cameras, 5 radars and LIDAR.
LIDAR is a super-sensor that works on a similar basis to radar, but utilises light waves instead of radio waves. This allows the sensors to see for much further distances, and in all kinds of weather. This allows the Volvo EX90 to detect obsticles, incidents and potholes over 800 feet in front of the vehicle.
Volvo have also fitted internal sensors to keep regular checks on the drivers to ensure they are ok. It can monitor the driver for attention, distraction or even if they are ill, if required it can then take additional action to either alert the driver by visual and audible warnings to actually brining the EX90 to a safe stop.
Inside the Volvo EX90
The Volvo EX90 has a refreshed look over the Volvo XC90 and whilst the interior dimensions remain the same, Volvo have taken their trims upmarket.
Materials used include woll woven, polyester thread (derived from old plastic), Nordico vinyl (prododuced from Swedish Pine resin and plastic bottles), aluminium and light wood. As you have already noticed, it is Volvo’s goal to use recycled and sustainable materials across its range.
Third-row in the Volvo EX90 is as easy as the XC90 and can be accessed simple and quickly, Volvo’s amazing child booster integration is available on the second-row of seats, negating the need for separate booster cushions or seats.
The third-row seats can be lowered to increase the cargo area and as this is electric, additional storage can be found under the front truck (frunk).
Volvo has opted to stay with the vertical touchscreens on board the Volvo EX90, it’s as good as having an iPad in the middle of the car. You can control everything from this one central device from the satellite navigation to the climate controls and even (very Tesla like) to open the glovebox.
There are plenty of connectivity ports accross the car for the childrens devices and you can also add ‘Volvo’ brackets to the back of the seats for Smartphones or Tablets.
Why change a design. if it already works, this is why you’ll find the design is very similar to the ultra-popular Volvo XC90 but with a few smoother lines.
The front grill is replaced by a plastic cover and the LED headlights peep through between the grill and the bonnet. It looks super.
Volvo Car Subscriptions
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You can pre-order the Volvo EX90 today via their website: Care by Volvo