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Standard EX90 powertrain produces 402 hp, 568 lb.-ft. of torque.

Volvo Delays EX90 Production

Software development and testing issues are at the center of the setback.

Volvo Cars confirms it will delay the start of production of its battery-electric EX90 flagship SUV to allow extra time for software development and testing.

Originally due to begin production at Volvo’s Ridgeville, SC, plant in the U.S. and Chengdu plant in China during fourth-quarter 2023, the new model is now “expected to see production during the first half of 2024.”

Volvo is not specifying when North American deliveries of the EX90 are planned to begin. However, the automaker claims demand for the BMW iX, Audi Q8 e-tron and Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV rival has exceeded expectations since its November 2022 unveiling.

Volvo says it closed orders for the EX90 late last month because its first-year production quota had sold out. Early customers now will have to wait even longer for the range-topping Volvo model, which is based on the Swedish automaker's Scalable Product Architecture platform.

The production delay of the 7-seat EX90 comes after Porsche announced the launch of its upcoming electric-powered Macan would be delayed from 2023 to 2024. A similar delay is facing its sister model, the Audi Q6 e-tron, which is also planned to be launched in 2024.  


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