The design of the Volvo EX90 is fully aligned with the brand’s philosophy of safety.
Next week, on 9 November 2022, Volvo will officially unveil the Volvo EX90, its next 100% electric SUV that will mark a turning point in electrification.
Although there are only a few days left to find out all the details of the Volvo EX90, the Swedish brand has been delighting us over the last few weeks with little tidbits of information about the vehicle.
We already know that the Volvo EX90 will be the safest vehicle the brand has ever built, it will have two-way load capacity and we have even learned some information about the operating system that will be fitted in the vehicle.
And yes, you guessed it, today Volvo has given us some new details about the EX90, which we’ll give you below.
In this new episode, Volvo has focused on sleek design, safety and efficiency, three features that go hand in hand in the new EX90.
The Volvo EX90’s aerodynamics, a highlight of the new EX90
Volvo has placed great emphasis on the design of the vehicle, every line has been designed to give the EX90 great aerodynamics and efficiency.
As an example, they show us the integration of the lidar, which by the way comes standard on the Volvo EX90, this system is capable of measuring distances and locating targets even at a distance of 250 metres thanks to a laser, this system is usually bulky but Volvo has found a way to make it affect the aerodynamics as little as possible.
T. Jon Mayer, head of exterior design for the Volvo EX90 commented on the challenge it was for the team to integrate this system into the car to achieve the desired result:
“It was a design challenge to integrate lidar in a way that looks good and is optimal for its safety applications. They are the eyes of the car, and while you could have them around the grille area, which would be equivalent to having eyes in your knees, it makes much more sense to have them as high up in your head as possible so you can see as much as possible. So, together with our engineers, we decided to integrate it into the roofline to maximise its effectiveness.
The brand has also shown what the door handles look like. This time Volvo has opted for flush door handles, a solution that more and more manufacturers are adopting and which allows the vehicle’s aerodynamics to be improved, with a direct impact on the car’s efficiency and overall range.
Finally, Volvo showed a subtle image of the front of the vehicle, which according to its designer, T. Jon Mayer, is inspired by the design of yachts and thanks to these details they have managed to obtain an aerodynamic coefficient of only 0.29, an excellent figure considering that this is a large 7-seater SUV.
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