Volvo will release five new electric vehicles in the coming years, including two wagon-like models.
5 New Volvo EVs Overview
According to a new report from Automotive News based on information from Volvo dealers, Volvo is speeding up its transition to electric vehicles, which claims that five new EVs will be released in the upcoming years and a massive upscaling of the Swedish company’s South Carolina assembly plant.
Here are the major highlights:
- According to Automotive News, Volvo conducted a dealer event in Miami last week and disclosed plans for five new electric vehicles in the coming years.
- According to dealer reports, a new full-size electric crossover will be released next year, with a sedan and a smaller crossover.
- Volvo isn’t abandoning the wagon sector altogether, with Volvo’s two wagon-like cars dubbed “activity vehicles.”
The details were presented during a dealer gathering in Miami last week, where Volvo discussed its plans for around 800 stores across North and Latin America.
A large and compact crossover, as well as a new sedan, are among the planned EVs.
The full-size crossover, which will effectively replace the XC90, is set to debut next year and will look similar to the Concept Recharge (seen here) starting in 2021.
It will be marketed alongside the current XC90, which is also getting a facelift for the time being. According to the article, Volvo expects to sell 20,000 vehicles next year.
There will also be two sporty wagon-like cars, dubbed “action vehicles” by Volvo, but no more information about these vehicles has surfaced from the meeting.
Volvo also plans to release an electric crossover between the XC60 and the XC90 in 2025, with a global production capacity of 100,000 units per year.
The S90 and XC90 plug-in hybrids were also presented to dealers in upgraded forms.
There are also rumors of an all-electric XC60 and an EV smaller than the compact XC40 crossover.
When Car and Driver contacted a Volvo official, he responded that the business would not comment on future products.
Volvo’s 2.3-million-square-foot Ridgeville, South Carolina, plant will be used for this electric product offensive.
The S60 sedan is currently produced at the facility, but only a tiny portion of its 150,000-vehicle-per-year capacity is used.
According to a report published today, Volvo is contemplating an “ambitious employment plan” to prepare for the upcoming EVs.
The first electric crossover will be built there later this year, and Polestar is planning to produce an electric crossover there as well, most likely the Polestar 3.
Volvo will begin making its flagship EV crossover in early 2023 as it prepares to shift to an all-electric brand by 2030.