All-New Volvo XC90 Due In 2021 With Petrol-Hybrid And Electric Powertrains

Volvo is shaping up the successor of the current XC90, which will reportedly drop diesel engines completely.

Expected in 2021, according to AutoExpress, the third generation XC90 will sit on an updated version of the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), known as the SPA2.

Besides the drop in weight compared to the current iteration, the platform has been created with electrification in mind. This will allow Volvo’s flagship SUV to be offered with petrol-hybrid and electric powertrains only, as confirmed by the company’s CEO, Hakan Samuelsson, to the British website.

Also Read: No One Has Ever Been Killed In This Car In Britain For 16 Years

“We have to prioritize – we cannot do everything. So, if we want to be faster in electrification, we can’t say yes to everything”, said Samuelsson. “That’s why [the S60] has no diesel alternative and we are not planning to have a diesel alternative in any new cars. The XC90 will follow this.”

Before pulling the plug on the second-gen XC90, Volvo is expected to give it a facelift, probably in 2019. The mid-life refresh shouldn’t bring any dramatic changes, just updates that should keep it relevant until its successor arrives.

Besides going down the electrified route, the 2022 Volvo XC90 will come with Level 4 autonomous driving. The system will allow the car to accelerate, brake and steer on its own and, thanks to it, the upcoming XC90 will be able to haul “sleeping passengers”, according to Volvo’s Senior VP Henrik Green.

more photos...
  • TrevP

    Fingers crossed it will be just as pretty, but Volvo hasn’t disappointed in recent years.

  • Six_Tymes

    best looking suv, hope the next is as good as this.

  • Merc1

    Don’t care unless there is one with more that 4 cylinders.

    M

    • Tostik

      Pretty sure I’m buying all-electric in 2021. That would be 0 cylinders.

  • ErnieB

    Nothing has changed.. this continues to be the best looking SUV in its class and will continue to be for a long time .. Volvo’s just age well..

China’s Denza X Electric SUV Is A Mercedes-Benz In All But In The Name

The styling of the Denza X midsize crossover stays remarkably close to the namesake concept that was unveiled earlier this year.

This 2020 Toyota Supra Didn’t Even Make It To 600 Miles, Repair Bill Estimated At $41k!

According to IAA, the repair costs for this damaged Supra are about $14k less than a brand new car.

Lamborghini Diablo VT-Based Zagato Raptor One-Off Could Spark A Bidding War

The Zagato Raptor Concept never reached production despite being much lighter and cooler than the Diablo VT.

Model X And Forester Engage In Highway “Battle” – But Is The Subaru Driver The Only One To Blame?

The driver of the Subaru seemed willing to ram a Tesla that didn’t give room for him to merge in his lane.

Production Audi E-Tron Sportback Teased, Will Be Joined In LA By RS Q8

The Audi e-tron Sportback will feature Digital Matrix headlights and the same powertrain as the e-tron.

One-Off Lamborghini Concept S Shows Up For Auction… Again

You’ll have to take a trip to Abu Dhabi on November 30 to bid on the Lamborghini Concept S.

2020 Skoda Octavia RS Rendered As The More Practical Golf GTI Mk8 Alternative

The new Skoda Octavia RS is expected to debut in 2020 with two body styles and two engines.

2020 Audi S8 Does 0-62 MPH In 3.8 Seconds, LWB Version Coming To America

The 563 HP 2020 Audi S8 is priced from $129,500 in the United States.

2020 Audi Q3 Sportback Is Trendier Than A Regular Q3, But Not Necessarily Better

The Audi Q3 Sportback reviewed here was the 45 TFSI version with a 227 HP 2.0-liter gasoline engine.

Enhance Your Hyundai SUV’s Versatility With Thule Accessories

U.S. owners can now order Thule bike and roof racks, cargo carriers and more from Hyundai dealerships.