Volvo has reportedly been showing a group of dealers its plans for the next few years, providing more exciting details about replacing the upcoming Volvo XC90 SUV and teasing four more all-new electric models including a sedan, compact and two other wagons – styled ‘Activity Vehicles’. With so many new products on the horizon, it’s no wonder some dealers have leaked Volvo’s presentation to Car News.
Volvo Embla tops five new BEVs
Car News Reports got key details of Volvo’s retailer conference in Miami, Florida, last week that outlined the automaker’s product roadmap for the next few years,. The first is a confirmed full-size crossover with three rows of seats that will be revealed early next year. We think this is the same upcoming vehicle as the rumored Embla on the road.
Previously, Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson confirmed that MotorTrend That the company’s new flagship model “will have a baby-like name” and that the brand wants to evoke its legendary Swedish and Nordic roots. The rumored new “Embla” name comes from brand papers submitted by Volvo. Embla is Askar’s companion in a story similar to the story of Adam and Eve in the Bible.
Following the launch of the new full-size Embla (we can’t stop saying “Embla”), the product map shows five all-new BEVs, as well as existing model updates. There will be a new crossover located below the Embla, but it is larger than the current XC60. This upcoming new crossover is codenamed V546, and Volvo expects to sell more than 100,000 units between the US and China when it is launched sometime in 2025.
Electric sedan + new Volvo C30?
One of the all-new BEVs will be positioned below the current XC40 and C40 crossovers that are recharged in size, suggesting the automaker could do some sort of reconnection to its old C30 hatchback with a new compact model. What actual form this model takes, whether it is a hatchback, another crossover, or something else, remains unclear. Something this small might seem destined for Europe, but we think that it was shown to dealer groups in North and South America, it would probably be sold here as well.
2 new wagons (Cross)
Reportedly, Volvo’s producer plan paints two new BEV-style wagons, as well. Car News He says these vehicle models are specifically described as “activity vehicles.” Volvo has ended selling all of its standard wagons in the United States, so we expect the new wagons to be more like “cross-country” models with slight lift and greater body protection from the elements. The Volvo V60 CC and V90 CC are still for sale in the US, so these could just be replacements for these two models.
Coming soon XC60, S90 and XC90 update
The current Volvo XC60 will also be updated with an all-new electric alternative. In addition, current Volvo S90 and XC90 hybrid models will get an updated restyling already previewed for dealers.
Car News Reports suggest these cars will take full advantage of the EV’s longer and improved wheelbases, providing more room for passengers and cargo and better visibility thanks to the lowered hood line and streamlined roof. The changing proportions are enough to require a new design direction for the new models, which will remain an evolution of the current look. While the cars will maintain the distinctive “Thor’s Hammer” lighting design, expect more livery, trim and most cues from the Volvo Recharge concept translated into every part.
Volvo’s reported plans include significantly increasing production at its Ridgeville, South Carolina facility with the introduction of these new models. Ridgeville is currently producing only the S60 sedan at rates well below the factory’s maximum potential annual production of 150,000 vehicles.
The new Volvo BEV models will be produced alongside the Polestar 3 compact electric crossover, both of which are owned by the Geely Group. With Volvo phasing out its combustion-fueled offerings, a leaked roadmap shows the plant is expected to produce only BEVs in a few years, and only pure electric cars by the end of the decade.