New Volvo XC100 flagship deliberate for 2022 debut
Volvo is presently creating a brand new model of its large-car platform, SPA2. The model’s present SPA structure, which is discovered underneath Volvo’s “60” and “90” fashions, is unable to scale a lot bigger than the present Volvo XC90. As such, if the agency needs to go after the flagship SUVs supplied by Mercedes and BMW, the brand new XC100 might want to use this newly developed platform.
Auto Categorical understands that SPA2 might be engineered to assist automobiles as much as 5.5 metres lengthy. And crucially, the third Polestar mannequin – an enormous pure-electric SUV – will use the identical underpinnings.
The brand new car has already been named internally with the challenge code V616. The “6” marks the prototype out as the biggest mannequin in Volvo’s vary; the “1” means it’s the primary era of the car and the ultimate “6” is shorthand for its SUV physique model.
The XC100 is prone to characteristic a mix of higher-end powertrains from the producer’s line-up, with entry-level editions utilizing a high-powered petrol-based mild-hybrid set-up, and alternate options obtainable with each plug-in hybrid and pure-electric configurations.
The brand new flagship SUV has been made potential not solely by purchaser traits in key markets, together with the US and China, but additionally by Volvo’s improved model power. This may assist a brand new excessive level within the agency’s pricing technique, as a result of when geared up with dearer powertrains, the XC100 might effectively value greater than £80,000.
Elsewhere, Volvo’s CEO Håkan Samuelsson additionally confirmed that the subsequent 40-series mannequin will make its debut in 2021. He stated: “Subsequent yr there might be one other 40-series Volvo, which may even be electrical. So we may have electrical automobiles to assist our ambition to promote half of our automobiles as all-electric 5 years from now.”
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