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Volvo has announced that the electric successor for the XC90 will be named the EX90 and will make its debut on November 9.


  • Volvo's new electric SUV will be called the EX90.
  • This model will eventually replace the current XC90.
  • It debuts on November 9 and will likely go on sale in the U.S. next year.
Volvo has confirmed that its new electric flagship SUV will be called EX90, and that this new model will debut November 9. Slated to replace the XC90, the EX90 should look much like last year's Recharge concept car, pictured here. We expect it to go on sale in the U.S. sometime next year as a 2024 model.

The EX90 will accelerate Volvo's transition to a fully electric lineup, as it will be built at Volvo's factory in South Carolina that's slated to eventually produce only EVs. But, since Volvo doesn't plan to complete the EV transition until 2030, there will be some overlap between the new EX90's rollout and the end of XC90 production.

Volvo has not yet announced a date for the end of the line for its long-running SUV model, and even said that the XC90 will receive another facelift before it is phased out due to continuing demand for gas engines and hybrids. The current version is offered with multiple gasoline-engine options including a base setup with a 48-volt hybrid system and a plug-in-hybrid powertrain dubbed Recharge.

Details are slim on the new EX90 at this point, but Volvo is saying that it will have something called a "driver understanding system," which seems like a step beyond today's driver attention monitoring systems. We don't know exactly what this will entail, but Volvo says the car will be able to sense if the driver is "distracted, stressed, or drowsy" and then take action to help. Sounds a bit like big brother to us, but we'll wait until we hear the details before passing judgment.

Look for more information to come on the 2024 Volvo EX90 over the next few months.
 

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I'd be leary of this car. I bought the initial XC90 T8, plug-in hybrid, and had tons of electronic and charging problems, fortunately, covered by warranty. 6 1/2 years later the battery exploded and the car completely melted. Good riddance!
 

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I'd be leary of this car. I bought the initial XC90 T8, plug-in hybrid, and had tons of electronic and charging problems, fortunately, covered by warranty. 6 1/2 years later the battery exploded and the car completely melted. Good riddance!
I would be interested in hearing more about the problems.
6.5 years ago would have put you in the first few months of production of this new car.
I have a 2018 and have had my share of odd issues with the Hybrid system (everything else on the car is flawless). All were fixed under warranty.
I know someone who has a 2019 and not a single issue.
I have had mine for 5 years and still feels like a new car (100,000 miles)
 

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I'd be leary of this car. I bought the initial XC90 T8, plug-in hybrid, and had tons of electronic and charging problems, fortunately, covered by warranty. 6 1/2 years later the battery exploded and the car completely melted. Good riddance!
Heard way too many horror stories from Volvo owners. I'll pass as well. Chances are you'll be able to get something just as nice but way more dependable from far more established automakers.
 

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Since we are bashing Volvos, we had a Gen1 XC90 and had major issues with the suspension, AC lines, etc.

Bought a 2022 XC40 Recharge all electric primarily because it was the right size and liked the handling very much (more like a BMW than a Volvo). Other than the fact that the phone app is very limited (lock/unlock, charge status, and climatize - no location, tire pressure, etc. that other modern apps have) and the Google entertainment system being goofy and very limited in available apps, we have been very happy with the car and the way it drives after 5k miles.
 

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As a counterpoint, my wife just got her second XC90 to replace the previous one which was flawless. My mom put something like 300k miles on her Gen 1 XC90 and only had the sort of wear and tear issues you'd expect on a car with that many miles. It's remarkable how Volvo has only redesigned that car once in its 20+ year lifespan and yet it remains near the top of its class. I am very interested to see what the EX90 turns out to be and would have no qualms about buying another Volvo (other than the Geely connection, but these Volvos are built in the US, so that helps a bit)
 

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Wonder what everyone thinks of the EX90 now that is has officially launched? It is definitely a contender to the R1S for me given what I need an SUV for. If they can deliver sooner than my R1S I will seriously consider it. Would love to see a side by side\super imposed image comparison

 

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Ya, the 0-60 (4.9 sec) and hp (496) isn't going to do it for me. The cherry on top is their slogan of "let's grow old together" says everything I need to know. I need power-all 835hp. I need McLaren-esk 0-60. I need to go places where no one's been. There's only one SEV for that mate, and it's not the Russian UAZ!
 

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Wonder what everyone thinks of the EX90 now that is has officially launched? It is definitely a contender to the R1S for me given what I need an SUV for. If they can deliver sooner than my R1S I will seriously consider it. Would love to see a side by side\super imposed image comparison

I think it's going to do its job in appealing to Volvo owners and getting them to switch to EVs. It's a decent, nice looking Swedish SUV.
 

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I put in a reservation as soon as they opened. This could be my wife's next car depending on what Hyundai/Kia release in the 3 row segment (replacing her ID.4). She really likes the look of this Volvo though as it is more like a "normal" car, and not too big.
 

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Since we are bashing Volvos, we had a Gen1 XC90 and had major issues with the suspension, AC lines, etc.

Bought a 2022 XC40 Recharge all electric primarily because it was the right size and liked the handling very much (more like a BMW than a Volvo). Other than the fact that the phone app is very limited (lock/unlock, charge status, and climatize - no location, tire pressure, etc. that other modern apps have) and the Google entertainment system being goofy and very limited in available apps, we have been very happy with the car and the way it drives after 5k miles.

As full disclosure, our XC40 Recharge full EV has been mechnically great expect for software issues. The app still has very limited features as I mentioned before.

On top of that, at least one software bug is not being fixed even though it's been around since the 2021 model. More specifically, a known issue with the TCAM (Telecommunication Antenna Module) has caused many owners to loose their key fob functionality. Several software updates later, the bug still exists even with their latest software release (version 2.3 which is installed on our car).

Basically, you can not unlock the car with your key fob and have to use the manual key, wait for the alarm to turn off, and wait a couple of weeks for an appointment with a dealer that basically just resets the system by disconnecting the 12V and TCAM backup batteries. The car is still drivable as long as you manually lock/unlock the doors and put your key fob in the right place in the center console to let you drive the car.

Volvo really needs to pick up it's game on the software side before I would even consider buying another Volvo.
 
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