That's a good thing as it generates volume, which can keep the prices lower. Volkswagen group does the same with similar models from VW, Seat, Skoda and sometimes Audi, too.
So everything thinked and developed in China?
That explains EX90 interiors
True. But to be fair, Bobberone didn't doubt the quality or the technology of the EX90, but the styling. European and Chinese customers do have different tastes, yet this doesn't mean that the EX90 was designed in China. Large, free-standing dashboard screens and smartphone-styled infoscreens behind the steering wheel are apparently a general trend in the automotive industry. They go away from the "cocoon"-like interiors with high consoles between the seats (as the Polestar 2 still has). They go towards airy/spacy interiors with flat consoles. I think that Tesla started this trend with the Model 3.Some people can continue living in their Western bubbles, China has reached a level of advancement in automotive technology that can rival and even better established European brands in some areas. Wake up…
I noticed that thing about Chinese car interiors as well. Just look at Lynk&Co interiors (which by the way aren't the same in their variants for China and for the EU). It seems to be like "give me every possible material, lots of it, at the same time! Give me huuuge screens, a lot of them!" When there is something about the EX90's interior that looks Chinese to me (i.e. designed for Chinese customers in mind), then it's the backlit wood. It's totally unnecessary, and I wonder if Volvo designers had invented this gadget if the EX90 wasn't meant to be sold in China.I think Chinese cars have a certain look and feel to their interiors (and sometimes exteriors) especially if designed for the Chinese market. Just look at how Japanese cars place their mirros in a particular place on fenders and design cars for different markets, Chinese cars have an emphasis on certain material patterns and especially interfaces that are particular to China. German cars have their particular look and feel as do Italian cars. Volvo has a Scandinavian sense and they haven't lost it with the Geely ownership. Now if Volvo uses Geely's SEA that was developed in large part by a Swedish engineer. Chinese and apparently don't have any problem using some Western designers and engineers. And why not. The world is getting more global. But I think plenty great engineers and designers will come out of China as well. Where Chinese seem to be exceptional is making existing technologies more efficient and doing it quickly but I think they're utterly capable of making innovations of their own. Some Western people limit them and say they need to copy or steal Western ideas but I don't agree whatsoever with that. And all manufacturers use ideas from others.
2 new Polestars? I thought the P*5 comes next year and then the P*6 in 2026?MPV will be presented as a concept in the Autumn and production spec at the end of the year.
3 new Volvos presented this year and 2 new Polestars.
In the teaser picture of the interior, it seem to me that there is a tiny screen behind the steering wheel. It looks so tiny like it could only display the speed and maybe the next navigation turn - essentially that's all you need. Maybe I'm also mistaking something else for a tiny screen. We'll know more soon.the single screen unless is supplemented with HUD is a big deal breaker for me. I honestly dont know why car manufacturers are so scared of tesla that they need to copy everything from them. sad that new volvos no longer have an openable sunroof and this puny center display