The Volvo XC90’s all-electric successor is due this year, but, according to the latest information, the carmaker won’t discontinue the non-electric XC90 in coming years.
Sales of the 3-row Volvo XC90 SUV are strong. This fact encourages the company to continue the current model production even when it will launch the new all-electric flagship crossover spoken of as a vehicle coming to replace the XC90, Car and Driver reports.
So, this two will coexist on the market for some time, before the complete replacement takes place.
Volvo is going to refresh the XC90 soon, according to CEO Samuelsson. It is possible the company will give up the current model’s gasoline engines but leave the very promising XC90 Recharge plug-in hybrid.
The aforementioned Volvo electric crossover was previewed by the Concept Recharge last year. The successor of the XC90 uses Volvo’s new SPA2 platform – an evolution of the current vehicle’s architecture.
Previously, Volvo reported the new model would adopt a new name. A new trademark filing suggests it will be the Embla name: in late 2021, Volvo applied for the trademark for that name with the European Union Intellectual Property Office. Embla was the first woman in Norse mythology, by the way.