20 photos to decide if you prefer the Volvo EX90 over the BMW iX

Shaun · Nov 13, 2022 04:00 PM

20 photos to decide if you prefer the Volvo EX90 over the BMW iX 01

Volvo has unveiled its flagship SUV, Volvo EX90. It’s a fully-electric (EV) 7-seater SUV and the company’s first purpose-built EV from the ground up. Popular opinion is that it will succeed the Volvo XC90 but since it uses a new EX naming convention, we think otherwise.

20 photos to decide if you prefer the Volvo EX90 over the BMW iX 02

20 photos to decide if you prefer the Volvo EX90 over the BMW iX 03

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Anyway, from how Volvo describes the EX90, it’s practically a computer on wheels. There are sensors like cameras, radars and lidar are connected to the car’s high-performance core computers, where the NVIDIA Drive runs Volvo Cars’ in-house software to create a real-time, 360-degree view of the world.

Also read: New EX name suggests Volvo EX90 will not replace XC90, all-new 2023 model to launch in Malaysia

20 photos to decide if you prefer the Volvo EX90 over the BMW iX 01

20 photos to decide if you prefer the Volvo EX90 over the BMW iX 02

The roof-mounted LiDAR, delivered by Luminar, can sense the road whether it’s day or night. The sensors also contribute to improve the reliability and overall performance of the Pilot Assist function, with a new steering support while changing lanes.

20 photos to decide if you prefer the Volvo EX90 over the BMW iX 03

20 photos to decide if you prefer the Volvo EX90 over the BMW iX 04

It will also detect the danger from within, the driver. Special sensors and cameras, powered in-house developed algorithms, can detect if the driver is distracted, drowsy or otherwise inattentive.

At first, it’ll give a soft nudge, then more insistent. And if the unthinkable happens, such as falling asleep or fallen ill while driving, the Volvo EX90 is designed to safely stop and call for help.

20 photos to decide if you prefer the Volvo EX90 over the BMW iX 05

20 photos to decide if you prefer the Volvo EX90 over the BMW iX 06

Inside, there’s a 14.5-inch portrait centre screen with Google built in. Google apps and services including hands-free help from Google Assistant, Google Maps navigation and more, come built in. The Volvo EX90 will also be compatible with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

20 photos to decide if you prefer the Volvo EX90 over the BMW iX 07

20 photos to decide if you prefer the Volvo EX90 over the BMW iX 08

The interior is said to be ‘full of natural and responsibly-sourced materials.’ The Volvo EX90 will be the first Volvo car to feature Dolby Atmos, which will be delivered by a reference-quality Bowers & Wilkins audio system featuring 25 speakers including in the headrests.

20 photos to decide if you prefer the Volvo EX90 over the BMW iX 09

20 photos to decide if you prefer the Volvo EX90 over the BMW iX 10

Onto the powertrain. At launch, the Volvo EX90 will be available in two versions, both with two motors for all-wheel drive capability – the Twin Motor and Twin Motor Performance. The former makes 408 PS/770 Nm while the latter churns out 517 PS/910 Nm.

20 photos to decide if you prefer the Volvo EX90 over the BMW iX 11

0-100 km/h sprint time is claimed at 5.9 seconds for the Twin Motor and 4.9 seconds for the Twin Motor Performance. Both are capped at a top speed of 180 km/h.

20 photos to decide if you prefer the Volvo EX90 over the BMW iX 12

20 photos to decide if you prefer the Volvo EX90 over the BMW iX 13

Battery wise, both get a 107-kWh battery (usable capacity) that’s good for up to 600 km range (WLTP) in the Twin Motor, 590 km (WLTP) in the Twin Motor Performance.

20 photos to decide if you prefer the Volvo EX90 over the BMW iX 14

20 photos to decide if you prefer the Volvo EX90 over the BMW iX 15

It runs on a 400V architecture, though its DC fast charging capability via a CCS Combo 2 connector is rated at 250 kW, enough to juice up the battery from 10 to 80 percent SoC in 30 minutes. AC charging is up to 11 kW.

20 photos to decide if you prefer the Volvo EX90 over the BMW iX 16

20 photos to decide if you prefer the Volvo EX90 over the BMW iX 17

Volvo says the EX90 is ready for unsupervised driving, which is Volvo’s term for hands-off driving. At the moment, systems like the Pilot Assist can take over driving function but the driver has to supervise.

Also read: Volvo says they’ll be responsible if accidents happen during autonomous driving

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Shaun

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The quest for automotive knowledge began as soon as the earliest memories. Various sources information, even questionable ones, have been explored including video games, television, magazines, or even internet forums. Still stuck in that rabbit hole.

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