The complexity of the internal combustion engine has been removed to evolve the car’s proportions to increase interior space while also improving aerodynamic efficiency.
The engine is replaced with a full battery pack under the flat floor, extending the wheelbase and the wheel size of the car, resulting in shorter overhangs and greater interior space.
Seats, roof profile and hood are repositioned and Volvo says these will maintain aerodynamics with high driving height like in XC40, XC60 and XC90.
Additionally, the traditional grille has been replaced with a shield-like structure, supported by a new interpretation of Volvo Cars’ Thor’s Hammer headlight design. These include the latest HD technology-enabled pure graphic which opens at night to reveal the main lamp units.
Volvo’s Signature vertical rear lamps are reimagined for the new model with a set of wings that extend at higher cruising speeds to further improve overall aerodynamics.
A LiDAR sensor is placed on the roof to collect data on the environment around the car.
In cabin features include a large, 15-inch touch screen that is the centre of user experience for the company’s next-generation connected infotainment system.
Volvo will become fully-electric by 2030.
Volvo’s first generation of electric cars share the floor with combustion engine-powered cars, which requires a balance in proportions and space to be able to accommodate both a battery pack and an internal combustion engine.