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Volvo innovations until 2021: All information, dates and market launch

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After Volvo has completely presented the 90 series, the Swedes are now striving downwards. The Volvo XC60, the S60 and the V60 as well as the X C40 are also already published.

And so the year 2019 will be a particularly important one for the Swedes in Chinese hands. Because from this point in time there is Volvo only models that are also equipped with an electric motor. Volvo speaks of “a new chapter” in the history of the automobile and that they want to be equipped for the future needs of customers. New models with gasoline and diesel engines are therefore no longer being developed. In addition to other hybrid models and mild hybrids with a 48-volt electrical system, a total of five pure electric cars are to come onto the market by 2021.

Volvo XC40 first electric car from 2019

That The first pure electric car will be the Volvo XC40 be the CMA platform. The small SUV is to be given an independent look to differentiate the electric car from the conventionally powered models. However, the body shape is still retained. Volvo's first electric car will be built in China, from where it will be exported all over the world. Sure, the Swedish car maker belongs to the Chinese company Geely. It is already just as clear: Volvo's electric car will have a scalable battery pack with a capacity of up to 100 kWh. This could allow a range of 400 kilometers and will cost between 30,000 and 35,000 euros.

In the further course, Volvo is planning a larger electric car, the dimensions of which are similar to the 60 series (SPA platform). In line with this, the Swedes had the names 'XC60 B4' and 'XC60 B5' protected by the European Patent Office. After the vehicles with conventional engines (“T” and “D”), the “B” could indicate a battery and the numbers indicate two different power levels.

Polestar 1 from 2019

Under Volvo will market its electric models under the Polestar label. The Polestar 1 targeted for 2019 is still available as a hybrid coupé. It has a purely electric range of up to 150Kilometers, will cost 155,000 euros and is equipped with a four-cylinder for the front axle and two electric motors for the rear axle.

The system output is 600 hp and 1,000 Nm of torque. The two-door model is based on Volvo's scalable product architecture (SPA). The batteries are located in the “cardan” tunnel, which of course no longer houses a shaft, and above the rear axle. Together, the batteries have a capacity of 34 kWh.

Polestar 2 first electric car from the brand

The first purely electrically powered model from the Polestar sub-brand bears the index number 2. Das The middle class model is then based on the CMA platform and could also have a scalable battery pack of up to 100 kW here.

The ranges would then be around 400 kilometers. Compared to the Polestar 1, carbon should no longer be used in the model. The e-car is expected to cost around 40,000 euros.

Volvo V40 and S40

The CMA platform on which the Volvo V40 stands out.

Both models are still missing in the 40s - Series, both were suggested years ago as part of the platform strategy presentation. However, the V40 should no longer be launched as a classic station wagon, but rather a crossover of station wagon and coupé in order to appear a little more independent in the strong compact class. Only Mercedes can afford a corresponding model with the CLA Shooting Brake. It is questionable whether Volvo will still offer the sedan at all, although the body shape is still popular in some countries.

Polestar 3, the electric SUV

The crossover is currently still in place in the design phase and will be positioned between Polestar 1 with 155,000 euros and Polestar 2 with around 40,000 euros. The SUV will be launched in 2021. And given the positioning, only the SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) platform from Volvo will be considered as a technical platform. Matching the crossover all-wheel drive, it also allows the right size for a “streamlined SUV” in the price range mentioned. The length could be a good 4.70 meters, i.e. in the range of a Skoda Kodiaq or VW Tiguan Allspace. Even more than the Polestar 2, the larger Polestar 3 could go from the to up to100 kWh scalable battery that Volvo had brought into play for its electric cars. This means that the electric crossover could also travel more than 400 kilometers.


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