The redesign of the largest Volvo SUV is postponed. We were expecting to see it this year, but the company will present changes in 2022, as 2023 YM. The XC90 is not a priority for now. The XC40 is under the spotlight, as the first all-electric crossover. The XC60 is getting a plug-in hybrid version, called Recharge. The company is also developing the XC100. But, the 2023 Volvo XC90 is going to steal the show, for sure. Designers and engineers have extra time to improve everything on the upcoming XC90 2023.
It is still early to speak about the final product. But, we can find some connections thanks to the new design language used on the XC60 and XC40. Of course, those are much smaller vehicles. Still, designers will follow the idea for some while. First spy photos are going to unveil if the new Volvo XC90 2023 is going to be larger than before, or its place, as the largest SUV by Swedish carmaker, will be taken by the XC100.
A few more things bother fans. The major question if there will be the 2023 Volvo XC90 Recharge, and is it an all-electric SUV. We’ll have to wait until 2022 to find out answers. Auto Express reports the manufacturers are preparing a debut for next season. Other sources claim the XC90 electric comes with a new design.
Electric and Conventional Powertrains
Volvo is a leader in this segment, and a few more, like safety for example. Also, do not be surprised if the carmaker introduces autonomous drive of a high level. Still, the Recharge is the most interesting rumor. We saw this build on the XC40, introducing an all-electric drivetrain. On the other hand, the XC60 uses the same badge for the PHEV setup. Obviously, the next one is the 2023 Volvo XC90 Recharge. But, will it be an electric SUV or the plug-in hybrid? With a year of development ahead of engineers, everything is possible. Plus, the sister company, Polestar, is already experienced in this segment. All-wheel drive is certain, as well as a range of at least 250 miles.
2023 Volvo XC90 AWD T6 Inscription
With the arrival of the Recharge model, the T5 configuration is probably going to history books. A 2.0-liter turbo-four engine is tuned to 250 horsepower. The move makes a room for the XC90 AWD T6 Inscription to step in as the best package for the base drivetrain configuration. The bundle combines an engine tuned for 315 horsepower. It is the same 2.0-liter plant, which now gets both turbo- and superchargers. Having in mind it cracks more than 300 ponies, the gas mileage is going to be at the respective level. With a small push, the new Volvo XC90 2023 could reach 30 mpg with the T6, which also includes AWD.
2023 Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription
However, if you want the top of the class offer, then the Inscription package is the high-end option with the T8 engine configuration. This combo is going to offer 400 horsepower and premium features. Speaking of performance, this might become the Recharge model of the new XC90 2023.
Nappa leather and heated seats are available even on the mid-range R-Design trim. The Inscription model adds ventilation and perforated upholstery. A set of 20-inch wheels will make the 2023 Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription distinctive. After the redesign, the SUV should be even more aggressive.
Spy Photos, Colors, Autonomous Drive
For now, everything about the new XC90 2023 is speculation. But, we can hear the first hints about the expectations. Volvo is not messing around, so expect big things from its flagship SUV. No other model can beat the offer, since this class is currently way more popular than all others. So, the 2023 Volvo XC90 redesign is coming at the right time, seven years after the current generation was introduced. We could have already seen it, but the COVID-19 outburst prolonged the premiere.
The redesign is taking place, that is for sure. Fans don’t need an official statement to see what is going on in the mid-size luxury SUV segment. Lincoln Aviator, Acura MDX Type S, Lexus RX are just some models the new Volvo XC90 2023 needs to catch up with. Unfortunately, there are no teaser images and spy photos to show us in which phase of development the SUV is. The electric evolution is going to cause further changes. Autonomous drive is one of the big wishes, and that is one of the things Volvo bosses are not hiding.
2023 Volvo XC90 Release Date
The company is going to introduce the all-new 2023 Volvo XC90 in the second half of 2022. Then, we will find out all the details regarding both redesign and powertrain changes. The expectations are high, like always. The sales should start in the final quarter of the year. Recharge/electric setup is going to be there right from the start, without potential delays of sales as a kind of an update of the lineup.