Things to Anticipate from the 2024 Volvo XC60 Electrified Successor
According to a notable British weekly automobile magazine, it was reported that the 2024 Volvo XC60 arrival is confirmed. Here are some crucial notes: apparently it is going to adopt a fresh name and offered in either battery-powered or internal-combustion engines. Discover more details about it in the following.
Expected Engine Specifications
Between the vital vehicles in development as a part of the journey towards the electrification side by Volvo, the all-new and all-electric XC60’s successor stands there. Currently, the SUV holds the title of the best-selling model from the Swedish automaker for the last four years consecutively. Reported to arrive with a new name, it is expected to take the primary role to achieve Volvo’s goal to become an exclusively EV automaker by 2030.
The 2024 Volvo XC60 is the successor of the current model and going to be the first EV to feature battery cells produced by cooperation between the automobile company and Northvolt. Aside from being the first Northvolt battery-powered model, it will also be the first model that used to be manufactured in Volvo’s current factory that’s moved into the new Gothenburg facility.
Some may question Volvo’s decision to launch a dedicated electrified version of its top-selling vehicle model after the XC90 and XC40. However, according to the CFO Björn Annwall, parts of the reason are because of the existing models’ life cycles. The XC90 was launched before the XC60. Moreover, the fact that the XC60 released after the XC90 also allow some room for improvements, including how to make the XC60 EV successor as cost-effective as possible.
Beyond the imminent links between the Volvo XC90 and XC60 successors in the area of battery and powertrain, it is also suggested that the small battery-powered SUV will feature a high-level self-driving and connectivity functions as well, as parts of standard features. The autonomous driving program is said to be supplied by the software industry-dominating Nvidia, while the lidar sensors are provided by Luminar.
The technology increases collision prevention function for the 2024 Volvo XC60 drivers, which will help the automobile brand to accomplish its own goal to eliminate severe crashes. Moreover, the feature will enable the new Highway Pilot feature integration as well for legal self-driving roads.
Basic Concept and Possible Design
The 2024 Volvo XC60 successor is most likely to ride the new generation SPA2 platform from the automaker that previously introduced in the XC90 successor. It is also going to ride the associated Polestar 3. As cited from the manufacturer, while this platform was designed for pure EV models, it’s also able to support ICE-powered vehicles.
Back to the publication by the British weekly automobile magazine, the 2024 Volvo XC60 is also reported to be designed in a form that leans toward a wagon, as previewed for the first time by the Concept Recharge in 2021 and as found in the XC90 successor.
Not much information is known at this point about the upcoming new generation of the XC60. However, it is expected to bring the most recent interior features and safety technologies from Volvo. Hopefully, it will also bring Android Auto feature that is missed from this model.
Estimated Price and Expected Release Date
Nothing has been announced regarding the upcoming XC60 release date. However, it’s potentially manufactured at the Volvo’s Gothenburg plants. Reportedly, the automaker is investing 1B euros into the assembly plant preparation for EV and battery production.
As mentioned above, the 2024 Volvo XC60 will also receive a new nameplate. When it finally arrives, it is going to positioned beyond the XC40 Recharge. Regarding the price, it is estimated that the EV successor of this model will be offered roughly at EUR 60,000 to 70,000.