What is the XC90?
Currently the biggest Volvo on sale that's not a semi truck, the XC90 is a seven-passenger three-row SUV available with a traditional gasoline engine or as a plug-in hybrid. The XC90 has carved out something of a niche for itself among buyers who prefer low-key Scandinavian style and comfort over the autobahn-storming fantasies offered up by its German rivals. But that's not to say the XC90 can't get up and go. When equipped with its most potent engine and optional plug-in hybrid powertrain, the XC90 can scoot to 60 mph in just 5 seconds. As an added bonus this XC90 has an EPA-estimated all-electric range of 33 miles.
This current generation of XC90 is already 7 years old, meaning the SUV should be due for replacement by its succeeding generation any day now, but Volvo has seemingly signaled its true intentions for the XC90 with the introduction of the all-electric three-row SUV, the EX90. More or less a direct replacement for the XC90, the EX90 will become available in 2024 and will be sold alongside the XC90 until, well, the XC90 is simply no longer available. This is part of Volvo's plan to roll out EVs, replacing its internal combustion engine models one by one.
If it's too soon to start thinking of a fully electric SUV, there are plenty of other options currently on the market. BMW's X7, Audi's Q7 and the Mercedes-Benz GLS SUVs all offer various takes on luxurious, tech-laden three-row luxury. And if you'd rather not wait for the EX90 to hit the showrooms, BMW, Audi and Mercedes all offer fully electric luxury SUVs right now.