The 2nd all-electric design from the Swedish automobile manufacturer schedules early following year.
Volvo has actually validated it will certainly reveal its 2nd electrical lorry (EV) on 2 March 2021, as reported by market magazine Automotive News.
While couple of information of the upcoming EV have actually been launched by the Swedish brand name, it has actually validated the design will certainly ride on the very same Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) as the brand name’s very first EV, the Volvo XC40 Recharge tiny SUV, and also the Polestar 2 electrical car, marketed under Volvo’s spin-off efficiency brand name.
As the XC40 is the only Volvo design underpinned by the CMA system– and also it currently provides an all-electric variation– the brand-new 2021 EV is specific to be a brand new offering within the brand name’s array which, according to Volvo Chief Executive Officer Hakan Samuelsson in a meeting with Automotive News Europe, will certainly include a “extra structured body” than the XC40 Recharge.
“We will certainly maintain you a little bit at night till we reveal the automobile, however I guarantee you it will certainly be an extremely attractive automobile,” he proceeded.
It would certainly be sensible to recommend the brand-new design would certainly be a follower to the now-discontinued V40 hatchback, nonetheless Volvo has actually validated that will not hold true as, according to Samuelsson, the lower-cost tiny automobile section would certainly not pay for the Swedish carmaker: “For Volvo to be successful we require to concentrate on greater rate, extra exceptional automobile sections”.
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Given selecting a car body design would likely cannibalise Polestar 2 sales, it’s most likely the 2nd Volvo EV will certainly take the form of a sports car SUV, possibly based upon the XC40’s designing and also badged ‘XC50’.
It’s feasible the upcoming design might be the C40 portable SUV, rumoured previously this year to be a smaller sized, all-electric variation of the XC40, with sportier designing and also a reduced entrance rate targeted at more youthful millennial customers.
However, the intro of the C40 would certainly show up to negate Samuelsson’s declaration relating to Volvo’s unwillingness to get in affordable sections, offered a sub-XC40 SUV would likely fall under the ‘light SUV’ section in Australia, with a reduced, circa-$ 40,000 price to match.
While certain information of the upcoming Volvo EV’s electric motor and also batteries have yet to be revealed, the associated, CMA-based XC40 Recharge presently provides a solitary powertrain choice: a 78kWh lithium-ion battery mated to 2 electrical motors, sending out 300kW of power and also 660Nm of torque to all 4 wheels.
Should the brand-new design bring the XC40’s driveline over unmodified, anticipate it to far better its bigger brother or sister’s 4.9-second 0-100km/ h sprint time and also 418km WLTP array
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The unrevealed EV will certainly be the 2nd design in Volvo’s enthusiastic electrical lorry rollout strategy, which will certainly see one all-electric lorry introduced annually in between 2019 and also 2025– a target started in 2019 with the previously mentioned XC40 Recharge, however missed out on in 2020, likely because of the influence of the coronavirus pandemic.
A front-wheel-drive, single-motor 150kW variation of the XC40 Recharge is anticipated to be among those versions, along with zero-emissions variations of the next-generation big XC90 SUV, S90 car and also V90 wagon, due in the coming years.
Stay tuned to CarAdvice for the 2nd Volvo electrical lorry’s complete launching on March 2, 2021.
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