New Volvo XC20 electric SUV in the works; debut in 2023

The new Volvo XC20 will be offered as an entry-level electric-SUV, positioned below the XC40 Recharge.

Volvo is said to be working on a new entry-level electric SUV. According to media reports, the upcoming model will be a B-segment offering, positioned below the brand's XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge models.

Reports suggest that the new entry-level electric SUV offering could adopt either the XC20 or XC30 nameplate. The electric SUV is slated to go on sale internationally sometime in 2023.

The new Volvo XC20 will be offered exclusively with an electric powertrain, in line with their plans to go fully electric by 2030. Although details of the powertrain are scarce, the XC20 is expected to come with a single electric motor, powering just the front wheels.

Hakan Samuelsson, CEO of Volvo, had previously stated that the new entry-level crossover could borrow Geely's Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA). He had also mentioned that the entry-level offering will be road-oriented with the brand not too focussed on its ground clearance and off-road capabilities.

Source: Car Magazine

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