Volvo EX90 A Step Closer
Volvo has pulled the covers off international pricing and specification details for the XC90’s electric counterpart, the EX90.
While New Zealand pricing hasn’t yet been confirmed, the EX90 is expected to touch down in 2025, when it will join the xc40 recharge and soon to arrive EX30. International reports point towards the EX90 providing impressive bang-for-buck in a segment still in its infancy, with the only current competitor to the electric luxury three-row SUV being the KIA EV9.
There are twin-motor configurations across the board, with the lowest trim ‘Plus’ producing 402 horsepower and a range claimed by Volvo of 500km. The ‘Ultra’ trim has the same powertrain but has extras like 21-inch wheels, soft-close doors, air suspension and massage seats.
The ‘Plus’ and ‘Ultra’ models are available with a Twin Motor Performance option with an impressive 496hp, and the whole range comes equipped with a hefty 111.0kWh battery pack.
The EX90 isn’t the only hotly anticipated all-electric Volvo bound for Aotearoa; due in the first half of 2024, the EX30 aims to be Volvo’s entry-point into their premium electric SUV range as the smallest SUV that Volvo has ever created. The range starts with a single-motor version providing 268hp and goes up to a 422hp twin-motor model that can complete the 0-100km/h sprint in a frankly silly 3.6 seconds.
Based on a comprehensive range of premium sustainable materials, class-leading ergonomics and a Swedish flair that is unique to the brand, it’s easy to see why the EX30 is hotly anticipated. It has received reviews from international journalists, with many boldly claiming that the EX30 is the best small electric car on the market.
If the launch film starring Volvo Cars CEO Jim Rowan is anything to go by, the little EX30 will make a big splash when it arrives here in Q2 24
Until then, the XC40 Recharge will remain Volvo’s sole electric offering in New Zealand. The medium-sized SUV has been lauded for delivering practicality, luxury and tech at a competitive pricepoint – starting at $97,900+ORC at Archibald and Shorter.