I do not really believe there will be a SPA2 sedan.That scares me a little... ?
.... That's why I hope the next S90 comes with it, even as an option (as the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Genesis G80, Jaguar XF and Audi RS 6 all do).
If it does and retains those looks and more, I will buy immediately! ?
It is actually in development! As more european countries has started to stop supporting PHEV vehicules (and diesel). Full HEV and BEV are the next hot seller for all the european brands.My biggest question remains why Volvo skipped "conventional" hybrid, as Toyota/Lexus have been doing for a long time. There's a big whitespace between mild hybrid (glorified stop-start + e-push) and PHEV. If Toyota (and soon, Lexus) can offer vehicles starting as conventional hybrid, why couldn't Volvo? Seems to me that's a far more impactful place to start vs. MHEV. But at this point, I expect most investment will be for EV, with some refinements to PHEV.
Project code is P519. The first digit in Volvo language usually refers to the vehicule lenght. 5 = serie 90 or around 5m long.I like the profile as well. It doesn't look like a SUV Coupé which is a good thing. It's rather like a sporty Cross Country car. I wonder how large it will be. Sharing the platform with the XC90 doesn't mean that its size will be equal. For me personally, everything larger than XC60 is too large. Hope I don't have to wait 2 years until Polestar releases such information.
I am agree with you that the preview pics and this axonometric projection i posted 8 months ago are indeed the same car. As you mentionned, Axonometric projection can be tricky to read.Let us compare these two vehicles. I'd say that the car under the cover has everything that the CGI car has. Same window line, same "hips" crease, same roof spoiler, same frunk shape, and you can even see the rear light under the cover (a dark shade) and it is the same as in the CGI. If you look close, you can also see the front light shaping under the cover. But yes, you could now say that they might have changed the "grille" in the last minute. I still bet they didn't...
Which SEA? there are 5 of them... The specs on the SEA platform look really impressive.
Your guess sounds just about right!I guess that SPA2 will be the last of the SPA platforms. Since Volvo will be an entirely electric brand by 2030, there will be no more need to develop platforms that can use both electric and ICE engines.
If you look at the newly revealed 7 seater Lynk & co 09 based on SPA, the XC90 could as well be updated with the same tech and live on some extra MY.That would absolutely make sense from a tech/production point of view. Hasn't the old XC90 also been continued to be sold in China as "XC90 Classic"? Even today, the current XC90 doesn't feel like an old car that needs to be replaced. I'm actually expecting the same thing for all the cars on the SPA platform: For example a BEV C60 SUV-Coupe while the classic XC60 with PHEV and ICU soldiers on for 10 to 12 years. Same with a BEV wagon along the PHEV/ICU 60/90 wagons and sedans.
Sounds good to me!Volvo Cars to harness real-time data from customer cars to set new safety standards - Volvo Cars Global Media Newsroom
Interesting: In the latest press release of today, the new XC90 is mentioned as a fully electric flagship SUV on a completely new electric-only technology base. There is not a single word about its name nor about a car that it may replace. I believe that this is actually the XC100 (maybe C90?) and that it's going to be built alongside the current XC90.
Volvo netherlands has uppdated the brochure for the V60 MY22.5Has this been confirmed or just wishful thinking?
Putting upgrade mild hybrid, new infotainment software and battery pack on a model (XC90) that is supposed to be replaced with a "new" model in same year (2023), when the previous year (2022) it was not "upgraded" with the rest of your fleet? Doesn't sound like business operational sense to me.
Same in Sweden. The tax advantage for PHEV will be harder to reach each coming years. The Co2 emissions limit is gradually going down from 60 to 30g / km in 2023.I believe this is related to German regulations. Just recently, they updated their tax regulations in the way that hybrid cars must now reach 60 km (previously: 40 km) fully electric in order to qualify for a tax advantage. The only way for Volvo to keep selling SPA PHEVs in Germany is to increase size of the batteries. If they don't, sales are down. This also goes for the XC90, even if it will be retired soon.
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depending of the tune, the peak HP of the motor and the peak HP of engine don´t always top at the same rpm.I have been wondering for a while now, Volvo has upgrade its T6 / 8 hybrids, but how is the following possible:
T6 = 250 + 145 = combined power 350
T8 = 310 + 145 = combined power 455
Did I something miss in math or we indirectly got the right value of power namely 145 electric hp is equal to 100 hp and ex T6/8 electric 87 hp is only 60 real hp. So upgraded T8 is obvious 410 hp which is great.
The casting in Torslanda will only be ready by 2025. This investment is not related to SPA2 and the upcoming XC90/Embla and polestar 3 which are going to be assembled in SC.I wonder how SC factory ties into this? Will Torslanda be supplying body parts & batteries to SC? Or might SC duplicate casting alongside its own paint and final assembly?
Same principal. It is not specified if Volvo will also source the casting press from the same company, IDRA group, as Tesla does.Is megacasting anything like Tesla's "gigacasting" or is it something different?