Volvo’s smaller all-electric SUV coming soon
VOLVO will innovate enough of its model lineup for the Australian branch to make the switch to only sell electric cars from 2026upgraded by a small electric SUV to sit under the XC40 and along with the large SUV EX90 onto the production line later this year.
In a recent conversation with Australian journalists in Melbourne, Volvo Cars CEO and president, Jim Rowan, confirmed the brand’s smallest model will launch around the same time as the EX90.
“We should have renewed most of the models by that time,” he said when asked if Volvo’s new model production cycle would be completed by 2026.
“We released the ’90’ in October or November, this is the first time we’ve released the all-electric 90 and we’ve released details about a smaller SUV that We introduced you in November.
“So there is a smaller SUV that I think will be announced around mid-June this year and both of those vehicles (smaller SUV and EX90) will go into production later this year.”
Given its location and expected price — both expected to be less than the current XC40 Recharge (from $72,990 plus on-road costs) — Mr. Rowan said the upcoming model is likely to pick up. appeal to younger buyers, says it is important that the Volvo brand continues to appeal to a newer, younger audience.
“The newer smaller SUV is an addition to a product line that is really important to us,” he said.
“The age demographic that we (currently) have available to us is a bit older than we would like. We want some more people younger than me
As for the brand, say, and (to do that), I think we’d come up with a really good price for a model that has a starting point, is very safe, and still has a good size.
“We’re going to be talking to a completely different demographic for the first time, and that younger demographic will likely be online shoppers… so we can offer that vehicle as a form of vehicle.” subscription model and at a really low price so you get a really good monthly cost.”
Mr. Rowan did not say what the model would be named, but hinted that Volvo would keep its current name, hinting that the compact SUV could be named EX20, EX30 or something similar.
“One of the things I really like about Volvo is the simplicity of the naming,” he explains.
“Everybody knows that the ‘V’ is the wagon, the ‘S’ is the sedan and the number four or six indicates the size. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure it out. … and I just love that convention, the simplicity of it, and I think it speaks volumes for who we are as a company.
“So when we did the EX90, it was assumed that it was an all-electric version of the XC90… so that would be my guide to that, I’d like to see us try to keep (war). naming scheme) that simplifies.”
It is expected that the small car will be built on Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture, the foundation of the current C40, XC40 and Polestar 2, or on the company-sourced Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) platform. Volvo’s parent company, Geely.
More details will be announced near the global launch of this model in June this year.