Volvo EX90 Electric SUV Touches Down In America This Week At CES 2023

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The full-sized electric SUV looks to be a computer on wheels.

The all-new Volvo EX90 will make its American debut this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, giving Volvo lovers a chance to get up close and personal with the electric equivalent of the XC90. However, fans of the XC90 need not fear, as the EX90 will not be replacing it.

It represents a new era for the company, as it's the first true full-sized, flagship electric vehicle to come from the automaker. It will be produced in South Carolina starting later in 2023, so the US debut is very important. From there, the vehicle will also be built in a new plant in China.

The most advanced vehicle Volvo's ever produced, the EX90 is essentially a computer on wheels. It will utilize Nvidia DRIVE technology, in-house software, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor to give drivers an unparalleled user experience.

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2024 Volvo EX90 Front Angle Top View
2024 Volvo EX90 Taillight

Everybody knows that Volvo is essentially the king when it comes to safety, and the EX90 plans on continuing that trend with a level of standard safety equipment greater than in any Volvo before it. It's packed with sensors (one long-range Lidar, five radars, eight cameras, and 16 ultrasonic sensors) designed to see objects as far as two football fields away to keep occupants safe.

These sensors will also work hand in hand with a capacitive steering wheel and a two-camera-based gaze sensing system to ensure the driver is paying attention while piloting or using the vehicle's autonomous driving systems. This will all be controlled and displayed through cloud-connected software powered by the Unreal Engine program powering the 14.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The system is extensive and very advanced and brings into question the viability of the more rudimentary systems available in other vehicles.

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This technology is going to start in the EX90 and then find its way into other smaller, cheaper vehicles in the near future. CEO Jim Rowan has said in the past that the goal is to target the segments that make the most sense financially at first, the crossovers and SUVs, and then spread out from there. Further in the future, the automaker will hopefully reach into its heritage and look to develop wagon and sedan body styles.

There are also indications of an upcoming Polestar Engineered performance version of the EX90. For reference, the regular EX90 will debut with 496 horsepower and 671 lb-ft of torque, so a hotter version of the vehicle will surely be a rocket. The EX90 is currently available for preorder in the US and will start under $80,000. Customers that preorder their vehicles will be asked to configure them this fall, with deliveries beginning in early 2024.

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2024 Volvo EX90 Side View Driving
2024 Volvo EX90 View Out Back

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