Volvo EX90 Could Spawn A Hotter Polestar Engineered Model

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If so, will it go by a different name?

Earlier this year, the 2024 Volvo EX90 arrived as a three-row luxury electric SUV that's similar in stature to the traditional gas-powered XC90. This is the third electric model in Volvo's lineup, and in an interview with MotorTrend, the Swedish automaker said there are more variants to come. "It is possible with the platform to take away seats," said Anders Gustafsson, president and CEO of Volvo USA and head of Volvo Cars Americas.

Volvo could offer a five-seat EX90 or perhaps offer an entirely different model with a new name. The company did recently trademark the name C60, which could sit below the EX90. Whether the seating configuration stays the same or changes, Gustafsson may have given us a clue about what Volvo teased during the EX90 reveal.

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2024 Volvo EX90 Front Angle View
2024 Volvo EX90 Side View Driving

Volvo teased two models, and we know one is the upcoming entry-level EX30. The other looked like an EX90, potentially a performance version. Gustafsson confirmed that the EX90's modular platform could accommodate a faster version with more than the 496 horsepower offered by the current dual motor setup. It's unclear if such a model would use Volvo's Polestar Engineered designation or introduce a new performance badge.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Volvo could offer a cheaper single motor version with less power and greater range. The EX90 is the first Volvo product to ride on the company's latest SPA2 platform, an evolution of the existing SPA architecture. This platform will arrive first on the Polestar 3 before likely being used on future models that have yet to be revealed.

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2024 Volvo EX90 Front Angle Top View

SPA2 might be brand new, but Volvo is already working on its replacement, called GPA (Global Product Architecture). GPA will offer even faster charging speeds of up to 800 volts, which easily trumps SPA2's 400-volt technology. This platform is still several years away, but it will allow Volvo to position its EVs much closer in price to internal combustion engine cars.

The EX90 will enter production next year with deliveries slated to begin in 2024.

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2024 Volvo EX90 Dashboard
Source Credits: MotorTrend

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