The next-generation Volvo XC90 is designed on a completely new electric platform.
In a recent interview with Automotive News, Volvo boss Hakan Samuelsson said they would abandon the combination of letters and numbers on the new crossover’s nameplate.
Mr. Samuelsson believes Volvo’s new flagship should be positioned as “first of its kind” and not as a continuation of the XC90. The new name will help make such a separation very clear and will be fairer.
The flagship introduces the first dedicated platform of the brand designed for electric vehicles. Samuelsson also promises the crossover will be sold only online. Its standard equipment will include a Level 4 self-driving capability.
As for the name of the XC90’s successor, we’ll know it by the end of this year. In 2022, Volvo plans to launch a production version. Deliveries to customers begin only in 2023.