Volvo is preparing for the arrival of its new 100% electric SUV, the EX90, with a first shot of the cabin.
In a few weeks, Volvo will unveil its new EX90. The electric SUV, cousin of the Polestar 3 just revealed, is therefore at the heart of a teasing campaign before the presentation of the model scheduled for early November. This time, Volvo shows us what the EX90 dashboard will look like.
“Less is more” according to Volvo
Not surprisingly, the dashboard is in the brand’s current canons. It recalls the XC90 (which will continue its career in parallel with thermal and hybrid engines) with a large central screen in portrait format. It works under Google Automotive and allows you to manage navigation by Google Maps, air conditioning, calls or even music, via Spotify for example. According to Volvo, the system has been simplified as much as possible to avoid distractions and be intuitive. Thus, a “special contextual banner suggests the most appropriate actions to the situation” explains the brand in its press release. However, the almost total disappearance of all the physical buttons could put some people off…
The shape of the three-spoke steering wheel is slightly modernized, while a very simple and uncluttered rectangular slab appears behind the hoop for the display of the counters and the on-board computer. To engage the gears, a small lever is placed behind the steering wheel as with Mercedes or the electric ones from Volkswagen or Renault. The vents are placed horizontally and discreetly. Finally, a light wood insert runs the full width of the dashboard.
A big step towards autonomous driving
The Volvo EX90 is designed to transition seamlessly from traditional driving to assisted or even autonomous driving in a few years with the evolution of regulations. A set of sensors and cameras provides an overview of what is happening around the car to better assist the driver, especially when changing lanes.
To discover the exterior design, we can rely on what the screens display. We discover a silhouette similar to that of the 2020 Recharge concept. The new SUV is more “square” than the current XC90, and opts for thinner optics at the front and rear. Seen from above, the model seems to be entitled to a huge panoramic glass roof, potentially opening in part.
Photos : Volvo.
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