The 2024 Volvo XC60 would get electrification touchup. Some sources stated that this next gen of midsize SUV would launch the electric platform, and availability would be offered in 2023 – or in the very early of 2024 at the latest.
The XC60 has been known as this popular and luxury midsize SUV having reliable performance and trusted power outcome. The vehicle has been said to have plan switching to electric unit (from internal combustion) as a part of the company’s electrification future scheme.
Volvo has been working together with Northvolt, a Swedish battery manufacturer, for a while, so they are confident enough about this development. They want to offer all electric unit for the upcoming XC60 generation. It also means that they will stop offering the combustion engine models; regardless the types or variants.
Volvo and Northvolt Partnership
Volvo is serious about working together with this Swedish battery company. Aside from the current CX60 being developed, they plan on opening a gigafactory in Europe although the location hasn’t been set in 2026. The factory would employ 3000 people, and has the capacity to produce 50 WGh cells on a yearly basis. This number would be enough to make 500,000 units to 600,000 big EV batteries. It will contribute to 85% of global new sales from Volvo. The production output of the gigafactory goes along with Volvo’s scheme to produce all EVs that should comprises 50% of the sales up to 2025. From there, they would increase the capacity to 100% in 2030.
Design and Construction
The 2024 Volvo XC60 would be constructed on SPA2 platform, which means that the future 2024 model would be sharing platform with the future model of XC90. It also means that the XC60 would be offered in hybrid version as well as electric unit.
In terms of style and design, the XC60 would likely be inspired from Concept Recharged, which was introduced in the previous year. It’s highly likely that the upcoming model would get wagon-like style and design.
Performance and Powertrain
There is no detailed information about the upcoming powertrain of the XC60, but it would be punchy and powerful. Rumor has it that the new powertrain should be able to offer 700 kilometers of driving range and there would be around 3 electric motors for it. The XC60 is also said to be able to reach 100 kilometers per hour in only 3 seconds.
What about the hybrid powertrain? It’s likely being kept, offered together with the pure electric unit. However, the details are yet being revealed, so we don’t know much about it.
Q and A
Q: What would be XC60 launching plan?
A: The XC90 is planned to be offered at dealerships together with the future EV models. This scheme may also apply to XC60, which means that both the gas and electric SUV would be offered together.
Q: Is it safe to assume that Volvo CX60 would still retain its good reliability and punchy performance?
A: Yes, you can expect it to improve although the detailed information hasn’t yet been provided. Hopefully, we can learn more about the 2024 Volvo XC60 production plan aside from the company’s partnership with the battery manufacturer.