Volvo and Polestar will launch new flagship SUV fashions subsequent year with the 2 machines sharing the identical structure. A barely completely different recipe shall be utilized for one more pair of high-riding automobiles from the 2 manufacturers, which shall be positioned on the very backside of their respective portfolios. A brand new report shines extra mild on the fraternal crossovers, that are set to combat the Mercedes-Benz EQA and the likes.
In a brand new article, Autocar says Volvo will use Geely’s new SEA platform as a base for its small electrical crossover. The first application of that “open-source” structure was for the Zeekr 001 compact capturing brake from China, which has choices for both 86-kWh or 100-kWh battery packs. If this could possibly be used for a reference, Volvo’s upcoming crossover may benefit from long-range tech offering as much as 435 miles per cost.
Not a lot else is thought in regards to the new mannequin, although the 001’s charging capabilities could possibly be used as a place to begin by way of what the small Swedish crossover might provide. The Chinese automobile can cost with spectacular speeds of as much as 360 kW, the automaker claims, which implies 75 miles of vary could possibly be added in about 5 minutes. Its dual-motor, 500+ horsepower powertrain will more than likely stay unique to that automobile, although.
As far as Polestar’s new crossover is worried, it can reportedly be positioned between the Polestar 2 and Polestar 3 by way of its dimensions and shall be marketed as a extra inexpensive and mainstream providing than the flagship SUV. It will function an analogous sloped roofline because the Polestar 3 however will sit decrease to the bottom. The curved strains gained’t “compromise much” the inside, as Polestar boss Thomas Ingenlath defined.
This new Polestar crossover will reportedly be mechanically associated to the Volvo C40 Recharge, which implies it is going to be primarily based on the CMA platform. If the numbers are the identical as on the C40, count on to see 64-kWh or 78-kWh batteries, and single- or dual-motor powertrains.