Is that this Volvo’s electrical ‘ES90’ sedan prototype?

Is this Volvo's electric 'ES90' sedan prototype?

The Automotive Information future product pipeline signifies Volvo’s planning to start manufacturing of an electrical model of the S90 sedan in late 2024, with gross sales to start in 2025. The automobile is certainly coming, and may very well be right here on the early facet. Swedish outlet Teknikens Varld (translated) bought eyes on a put up from Volvo’s inner site celebrating the completion of a verification prototype (VP) of a automobile internally referred to as the V551, publicly anticipated to be the ES90. Staff at Geely’s Cixi Meeting Plant south of Shanghai marked the arrival of the automobile in a photograph underneath a banner studying, “Volvo Vehicles V551 First VP Automotive Celebration,” in entrance of a automobile lined by a tarp stamped with “Confidential Prime Secret.”

We do not know the manufacturing mannequin will likely be referred to as ES90, however the naming scheme suits if utilizing the EX90 as a information. Volvo utilized to trademark the title, the potential hitch being that Lexus has indicated its displeasure with Volvo placing an ES mannequin in the marketplace since Lexus has its long-lived ES-followed-by-a-number sedan.    

Volvo paperwork leaked on-line final 12 months level to a physique sized between the short- and long-wheelbase variations of the gas-powered S90 (pictured above), sitting on the identical SPA2 platform because the not too long ago launched EX90. Dimensions are available in at 196.4 inches lengthy, 76.6 inches broad, and 60.9 inches excessive on a 122-inch wheelbase. This might make it 4 inches shorter than the present S90 long-wheelbase, the one model offered anymore, 1.7 inches wider, and three.2 inches taller, with a wheelbase 1.5 inches longer. If that is the way it seems for manufacturing, the ES90 will likely be 1.5 inches shorter than the EX90 however have a wheelbase 2.5 inches longer — a chauffeur particular for the Chinese language market, maybe.

A 111-kWh battery pack (107 kWh usable) could be the identical spec that powers the EX90, the ES90 in rear-drive trim anticipated to be good for almost 600 kilometers (373 miles) on China’s CLTC automobile routine. We’d like readability on different rumored specs like a powertrain making 455 horsepower and 523 pound-feet, a curb weight of 5,511 kilos for an RWD trim and 5,732 kilos for dual-motor AWD. Volvo says the ES90 is the primary world mannequin developed with the Shanghai engineering workforce within the lead, and observers consider the Volvo workforce developed the ES90 alongside the Geely Galaxy E8 electrical sedan that makes 637 hp and goes an estimated 478 miles on a cost. 

Nearer to the tangible, Volvo’s inner timeline is for the ES90 to enter manufacturing in March 2024, a market launch coming both later within the 12 months or in 2025. It is anticipated the EV sedan and an up to date ICE-powered S90 — rumored to supply 22-inch wheels — will each be offered for some time.

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