Volvo has given us our first official glimpse of its new fully electric people mover, the EM90, a luxury model that will be built in China.
The Swedish carmaker made it clear that this won’t be your average MPV, instead describing it as more of an upmarket product, or rather, “like a Scandinavian living room on the move”.
Nevertheless, it’s an interesting move by Volvo, especially when you consider that the EM90 is based on the same platform as the Zeekr 009. That’s because Volvo is owned by Geely, the manufacturer of the 009, which will no doubt lend its Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) to the Swedish people mover.
With that in mind, the EM90 will likely feature its sibling’s dual-motor all-wheel drive set-up making 400kW and 686Nm of torque, enough power to accelerate the van from 0 to 100km/h in an impressive 4.5 seconds.
As for batteries, the 009 can be optioned with a 116kWh or 140kWh unit, netting 702km and 822km of range, respectively. However, we aren’t sure if the Volvo will get the same choice or just one battery option.
The Volvo EM90 people mover will be unveiled in full on 12 November 2023, with pre-orders for the model opening to customers in China on the same day.
Not only will it not be coming to New Zealand but the EM90 is also not destined for any other market outside of China.