The automotive world is going all-electric and the Swedish company is taking this transition with a lot of attention. The all-electric XC40 has already been introduced and competes pretty well. However, the company wants much more than that and if we can trust the latest reports, the next all-electric model will be a flagship model, called the 2023 Volvo XC100.
At this point, the officials aren’t particularly generous with details about the new 2023 Volvo XC100. We know it will be a flagship model and that it will be closely related to the XC90. However, it’s still uncertain if the new model is about to feature an all-electric powertrain only, or we are about to see a hybrid version as well. Also, things are still a little bit unclear in terms of dimensions and the overall body style.
We believe that the 2023 Volvo XC100 will hit the market sometime in the next year.
2023 Volvo XC100 Design
The 2023 Volvo XC100 will be a brand-new model in the company’s lineup. From what we know so far, it will be a new flagship model, which will share a lot of parts with the XC90. This particularly refers to the SPA platform, which will be significantly updated. This update doesn’t refer just to new suspension setup and improved ride quality, but also to new technologies in terms of electrification. So, we expect this model to accommodate a pretty large battery pack, as well as to support all kinds of fast-charging options.
Visually, we expect to see a typical Volvo approach, though upgraded with the brand’s new design philosophy. On the other hand, things are still a little bit unclear in terms of size and body styles. Most reports suggest a coupe-like layout, with dimensions that are similar to the XC90. However, some sources also speculate about full-size dimensions and suggest a total length of over 200 inches.
As you may presume, the overall cabin layout will largely depend on the body style. In the case of coupe design, we would see a typical five-seat layout. On the other hand, a full-size dimension would mean three rows of seats.
On the other hand, we count on a completely new dashboard design, different from the one that characterizes the current Volvo lineup. We count on a new aesthetical approach, though we have no doubt that Volvo’s base postulates will remain the same. This means a simplistic but elegant design, combined with high-quality materials.
2023 Volvo XC100 Powertrain
The 2023 Volvo XC100 is expected to be an all-electric crossover. Unfortunately, the exact details are still unavailable, but we presume that the Swedish manufacturer will come with competitive performances, with two or more electric motors and a standard AWD setup.
However, some sources suggest that the 2023 Volvo XC100 wouldn’t come just as an all-electric setup. The new model would also come with a hybrid setup on the offer. The XC90 has been available with a hybrid powertrain for years. However, that powertrain seems way too outdated to carry on in Volvo’s next-generation vehicles, so we presume that the Swedish company is working on a new system.
2023 Volvo XC100 Release Date
At this point, it looks like the 2023 Volvo XC100 will most likely hit the market sometime in the next year. However, some sources even speculate about the possible arrival by the end of this year.