2022 Volvo XC90: Everything We Know So Far

2022 Volvo XC90 is a new generation of Volvo XC90. It is a kind of luxury crossover SUV type. This type of car has been produced and marketed by Volvo Cars since 2002.

2022 Volvo XC90 Updates

The Volvo XC90 released at the end of 2021 is the third generation of the Volvo XC90 series. Of course, Volvo will change and add some features in its newest product and current technological developments.

New Feature on 2022 Volvo XC90

Volvo is developing advanced features created within the autonomous driving features, even though the autonomous driving feature is not new in the automotive world.

The self-driving feature is one of the highlights of automotive technology development in the second half of the past decade.

Volvo is working with Luminar to develop autonomous driving technology for future Volvo vehicles. This feature is the newest in the 2022 Volvo XC90. Its name is LiDAR, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging.

Apart from being offered as an Electric Vehicle, the third generation of Volvo XC90 will also get plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid variants with a gasoline engine.

However, the 2.0-liter turbodiesel variant will disappear from the line-up as Volvo plans to remove diesel engines. Using two electric motors, the four-wheel-drive car will have a power of 402 HP and 660 Nm of torque, and it can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds with a maximum speed of 180 km/hour.

What is LiDAR?

LiDAR is a technology that can measure the distance between an object and another by using laser light. This technology will measure the space of an object that is approached or left behind (in front or behind) then the sensor will function to calculate how close the object is to the car.

Volvo products that already use these technological features are new generation Volvo cars that use the latest SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) 2 architecture.

The new SPA 2 platform will be ready when production starts in 2022. Toyota plans to install the Luminar LiDAR on the front roof of the car. The software will be updated to support autonomous driving if consumers want it when the technology is ready.

We need to know that Volvo has warned that self-driving can only be used on toll roads. Therefore, it will be supported by the Highway Pilot feature if the tool has been verified as safe for use in any location and conditions. LiDar technology will also be used to enhance Volvo’s Advanced Driver Assistance System feature.

2022 Volvo XC90 Redesign – How are The Exterior and Interior?

There are already some descriptions of the third generation of the Volvo XC90.

Many people are very impressed with the shape and design of the model. The Volvo XC90, unlike most of its competitors. In this series, Volvo still maintains its traditional SUV character.

Despite that, the Volvo XC90 still has a few different designs. You can see from the design of the higher roof and a slight change in the rear. Experts hope 2022, the Volvo XC90, and the next-generation Volvo SUV will have coupe-style slashes and a lower roof.

The exterior design of the 3rd generation Volvo XC90 looks gorgeous. You can find it on the LED Hammer Thor, and Gril marked with Volvo iron. The car’s exterior looks even more extraordinary with the clamp-shaped taillights that extend from the roof to the bumper.

The exterior design makes the new Volvo XC90 look perfect and different. The exterior design that is already extraordinary must be balanced with a luxurious interior design too.

There is no definite information about the interior design that is in the new Volvo XC90. With a capable exterior, this car should also be equipped with a minimalist interior but still use high-quality materials to present luxury. The luxurious interior design complements the extraordinary exterior and great technology.

2022 Volvo XC90 Off-Road R-Design

2022 Volvo XC90 Release Date & Price

Volvo has yet to confirm when the third-generation XC90 will debut, but it is expected to start in 2022. And  XC90 will be the pioneer of Volvo products to get hardware that makes it self-driving in certain situations. There will be other notable changes coming with the next 2022 Volvo XC90. When it release, the price of these large SUVs is starting at least $50,000.

Photo: XC90 2020 Model Year