2024 Volvo EX90 Debuts In The US With Lidar As Standard

The Volvo EX90 electric SUV made its official North American debut at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and is available for pre-order on the Swedish company’s US website.

According to the official press release, Volvo chose to unveil the EX90 at CES, which is – as the name suggests – an electronics show and not a car show, because it “won’t be just a new car; it will be a highly advanced computer on wheels.”

Volvo worked with Google and Luminar (among others) to make the all-electric seven-seater SUV “the smartest vehicle yet” that bears the Volvo name, as well as getting the Swedish carmaker into “a new era for safety.”

The 2024 EX90 is fitted with a long-range lidar, five radars, eight cameras, and 16 ultrasonic sensors which are designed to react when the driver isn’t paying attention to the road as he should be. The lidar, made by Luminar, is standard on all EX90s and can detect small objects “approximately two football fields ahead in day or night, and even at highway speed,” according to Volvo.

There’s also a so-called driver understanding system, which consists of a capacitive steering wheel and two cameras that constantly monitor the driver to check if he’s distracted or sleepy, putting the other safety systems on guard if needed.

Gallery: 2024 Volvo EX90 North American Debut

The car comes as standard with a 14.5-inch center touchscreen that has Google apps and services included, such as Google Assistant for hands-free commands and Google Maps for navigation. For Apple users, the EX90 will also offer wireless Apple CarPlay.

Under the skin, Volvo’s all-new electric SUV is virtually identical to the Polestar 3, using the same pair of synchronous permanent magnet motors and the same 111 kWh battery pack that has a usable capacity of 107 kWh.

The company hasn’t released official details about the EPA-rated range, but when we attended the global reveal in Europe, we learned that the EX90 has an estimated range of 372 miles (600 kilometers) on a single charge. For reference, the Polestar 3 with the same battery and motors is EPA rated at 270 miles, so expect Volvo’s model to be somewhere in between when the official EPA rating is published.

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