Leaked images may have revealed the electric SUV successor to the Volvo XC90
Just like most other companies in the automotive sector, the Swedish carmaker Volvo is working diligently on the electrification of its product lineup. It has already been officially confirmed that the manufacturer’s largest SUV, the Volvo XC90, is scheduled to get an all-electric model variant, which apparently has now been spotted in several leaked patent images.
These concept images of the electric Volvo XC90 have been leaked in an automotive forum, and they show a much more traditional and rather familiar design in comparison to the previous render images of the battery-powered Volvo XC90 variant, which for example included the rather futuristic suicide doors. It was also speculated that the electric SUV could sport the name “Volvo Embla”, but it is now believed that the brand’s full-size electric SUV will carry the less creative but self-explanatory acronym “EXC90”.
Overall, the electric SUV seen in these patent images appears to look fairly similar to the regular Volvo XC90, although the front bumper and headlights appear to be a bit flashier than the rather modest-looking SUV model with regular combustion engines. InsideEVs observed that the electric Volvo XC90 has some noticeable similarities to the Polestar 2, and the design of the taillights is fairly reminiscent of the sister brand's electric SUV. Volvo's electric SUV will reportedly be equipped with the latest LiDAR technology and will reportedly hit the white-hot EV market within the next two years.
Worldscoop via InsideEVs, Image: Volvo