The range-topping Volvo EX90 is chock-full of the latest tech wizardry, features seven seats, and promises a real world driving range of over 300 miles. But all this cutting edge tech doesn't come cheap...
It's fair to say Volvo is pulling out all the stops when it comes to the EX90 and perhaps the boldest claim from the Swedish brand is that this model will be the safest Volvo has ever made. Considering Volvo is often seen a the gold standard for vehicle safety then we're excited to see the advances made.
So far, Volvo is promising new advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), with the vehicle not only receiving regular over the air software updates but also to learn from being driven. The new tech even includes the ability to gauge eye gaze concentration of the driver, allowing the Volvo EX90 to understand when the driver is sleepy or otherwise distracted.
Further tech advancements seen on a Volvo for the first time include using your smartphone as the car's key. Complete with unique personal profile and even allowing the driver to specify a personal welcome on approach.
Retail prices start from around the £96k mark, so we're expecting lease rates to be around the £1k per month figure but more when we get it.
The EX90 is a big SUV, capable of seating seven occupants, and all that size means the EV needs a suitably meaty battery, so there's a 111kWh battery pack in use which under WLTP conditions means the EX90 can travel up to 370 miles on a full charge.
Regular visitors to DriveElectric will know that we prefer to use real world figures when we talk about vehicle range, therefore our expectation is that the EX90 will travel around 300 to 310 miles on a full charge. Seriously impressive and sticks it towards the top of the 'EV with the longest range' list.
It's also not lacking in power either, with the twin motor all-wheel drive system capable of delivering 380kW of grunt to the four wheels.
The Volvo EX90 will provide healthy competition in the luxury, large SUV field, coming up against the likes of the BMW iX and Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV.