Volvo is working on a posh people carrier for China
Volvo has denied us Brits its saloons and estates, and it doesn’t look like we’ll get the MPV either
Big news! Volvo has announced that its first ever MPV is coming soon, and this is the very first picture of it.
It’ll be called the EM90 and it’s described as a “fully electric premium MPV” that has been designed to feel “like a Scandinavian living room on the move". A bit like IKEA on wheels. Probably.
But wait, Volvo has already canned all of its saloons and estates for the UK, so will we get the first people carrier? Unlikely.
“Initially, this model will be offered only in mainland China,” said a Volvo spokesperson. “There are currently no plans to offer this vehicle in the UK.”
Shame. It looks like the EM90 will be based on a fellow Geely product – the Zeekr 009 – which claims a range of 511 miles from its giant 140kWh battery and a frankly ludicrous 536bhp from its twin-motor, all-wheel drive powertrain. Expect the Scandi variation to make do with a little less grille though, and of course you’ll get the classic Thor’s hammer lighting.
That’s about all we know so far, but the full reveal is scheduled for November, and pre-orders will start for Chinese customers on the very same day.
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