Volvo wants to get into the luxury SUV category, and Recharge series will be the big advantage since it will be fully electric. The Swedish company take the next step using the XC90 as the basis for a model that will be placed above even its flagship.
The XC100 as it will probably be named is expected to offer something very different when it finds its way into production. But that won’t happen until the new XC90 is revealed to the public, as Volvo wants the XC100 to act as the spearhead in areas such as design, technology and luxury.
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This means that the 3rd generation of the XC90 will continue to be its leading production model, but the XC100 will be the benchmark. That’s why it’s expected to be pure electric adopting the “Recharge” feature we first saw on the XC40 EV, so it’ll be four-seater despite its large volume that could accommodate up to a 7-seater layout.
It will also offer advanced semi-autonomous driving technology and more extreme desing, targeting a different target group. Both of the Swedish brand’s two large SUVs, however, will be based on the SPA-II architecture which (obviously) is an evolution of the platform now used for the XC90 and unlike the SPA, will be able to accommodate electric motor sets.