Volvo and Polestar are considering launching new compact electric SUVs

Volvo and Polestar are considering launching new compact electric SUVs


Volvo and Polestar plan to enter the compact electric SUV market in the next few years after announcing the C40 and 3, respectively, their new high-performance battery-powered SUVs.

According to information from motor vehicleVolvo is working on a compact crossover that surpasses the Mercedes-Benz EQA and DS3 Crossback. The model – whose launch has not yet been scheduled – will be the flagship of the Swedish carmaker’s plan which aims to achieve, in 2025, half of global sales with electric vehicles alone.

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There is still no information on the name of the car – there were rumors that the model will be called “XC20”, but Volvo has denied it.

This will also be the Swedish automaker’s first model to be built on SEA, Geely’s open platform. On this modular basis, the Smart Concept #1, the first electric SUV of the German manufacturer, and Zeekr 001made by an unknown brand from China.

It is speculated that the Zeekr 001 will allow a range of 700 km, which indicates that Volvo’s new entry-level model will have a good average range.

Another feature of the SEA architecture is the presence of a suspension for automatic reduction, a face recognition function and improved compatibility. in the air – as with the latest Tesla models.

Volvo’s sister brand, Polestar, is expected to launch a second electric SUV in 2023. The model will be positioned between the 2 and 3 in size and aimed at the popular market, being slightly smaller than the 3 and with a more curved roof. The technical head of the Swedish brand, Thomas Ingenlath, claims that the interior space of the SUV will not be affected.

Also according to Autocar, this Polestar SUV should be very similar to Volvo’s C40 Recharge, and could use the same CMA platform – which has also been adopted by Geely and Lynk. If this is confirmed, the utility should have a 78 kWh battery and all-wheel drive.

Photo: Yauhen D/Shutterstock (pictured is the XC40, Volvo’s flagship electric SUV in the European market)

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