Volvo has launched extra teaser photos of its electric EM90 forward of its international debut on November 12.
While Volvo has lengthy loved a status for family-friendly automobiles, it has by no means provided a individuals mover (aka MPV or minivan) earlier than.
With luxurious individuals movers proving in style in China, nonetheless, the Chinese-owned Swedish model is leaping into the fray.
The new individuals mover has been developed for the Chinese market, however the firm says extra markets shall be mentioned at a later date.
Up entrance, there’s a big grille with an illuminated Volvo emblem and headlights resembling these of the EX30 and EX90, whereas down again there are large T-shaped tail lights. The EM90 additionally options twin sunroofs.
Despite being shot by a curtain and partially obscured by an Eames chair, we are able to make out a lot of the aspect profile in a single teaser picture.
It’s a bluff, boxy individuals mover, very like the 009 from Zeekr, one other model underneath the Geely umbrella.
While we haven’t seen the inside yet, Volvo guarantees will probably be totally comfy.
“The Volvo EM90 is our first ever totally electric premium MPV, and is designed so that you can take advantage of the time spent within the car, like a Scandinavian front room on the transfer,” the corporate says in its press launch.
Spy photographs captured in China and revealed by Car News China in July revealed what seems to be a heavily camouflaged version of the upcoming people mover.
Given this spied Volvo individuals mover and the Zeekr 009 share a whole lot of their exterior styling, it’s anticipated their underpinnings would be the identical too.
The Zeekr 009 rides on Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA), and provides a selection of 116kWh and 140kWh batteries provided by CATL.
Quoted vary figures are 702km and 822km, respectively, albeit each on the beneficiant CLTC take a look at cycle.
Regardless of the battery, the 009 produces 400kW of energy and 686Nm of torque from its dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain.
That offers it a claimed 0-100km/h time of simply 4.5 seconds – heady efficiency for a boxy individuals mover. It additionally has a comparatively slippery drag coefficient of 0.27.
All fashions journey on a “high-performance” air suspension set-up, with double wishbone entrance and multi-link rear suspension.
The 009 measures in at 5209mm lengthy, 2024mm large, and 1848-1856mm tall, with a 3205mm wheelbase. This is sort of an identical to the brand new LDV MIFA and its electric MIFA 9 counterpart.
It’s additionally barely longer than the Kia Carnival, whereas it has a correctly premium inside with heated and ventilated captain’s chairs for the primary two rows, completed in Nappa leather-based and Ultrasuede upholstery.
Screens within the Zeekr 009 embrace a ten.25-inch unit forward of the motive force, a 15.4-inch touchscreen show, and a 15.6-inch adjustable central ceiling display screen. There are additionally 3.4-inch touchscreens on the sliding doorways.
The 009 additionally provides matrix LED headlights, twin sunroofs, energy sliding doorways, colour-adjustable ambient lighting, and a 20-speaker Yamaha sound system.
Luxury individuals movers are a scorching commodity in Asia, notably in China the place they’re typically provided in a luxurious four-seat configuration. Even the common-or-garden Honda Odyssey provides such a setup in that market, full with a partition that includes a TV.
Luxurious individuals movers are much less frequent in Australia, however Lexus’ just lately revealed second-generation LM individuals mover, primarily based on the Toyota Alphard, is due right here in December.