Volvo has a wealthy historical past of family-friendly autos however is just now launching its first folks mover, designed to be a “comfy front room on the transfer”.
The Volvo EM90 electrical folks mover is initially launching within the Chinese language market, with pre-orders now open. The corporate has beforehand stated further markets for the EM90 shall be mentioned at a later date.
We’ve reached out to Volvo Automobile Australia to see if the EM90 shall be coming Down Beneath. We’ll replace this story as soon as we hear again.
The EM90 is basically a calmly restyled model of the Zeekr 009 electrical folks mover. Each manufacturers are owned by Chinese language big Geely.
At this stage just one electrical powertrain choice has been detailed for the EM90. The single, rear-mounted electrical motor produces 200kW of energy, which Volvo claims is nice sufficient to despatched the automotive from 0-100km/h in 8.3 seconds.
The Zeekr 009 however is powered by a dual-motor all-wheel drive setup producing 400kW and 686Nm. It’s unclear if this powertrain will grow to be obtainable within the EM90 at some stage.
Along with the one powertrain choice for the EM90, a 116kWh battery pack is the one choice that has been detailed.
Volvo claims the EM90 has a spread of as much as 738km based on 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 obtainable 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 however 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 folks within the second and third rows can see it.
This roof-mounted display helps cellular display projection, in addition to a “broad 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 folks movers are much less frequent in Australia than they’re in China, Lexus is one model that may deliver the phase to native shores with its second-generaion LM folks mover, primarily based on the Toyota Alphard.