The latest reports are writing about the brand-new 2022 Volvo XC100. Swedish manufacturer plans to crown its SUV lineup with the new flagship model. The same reports are suggesting a new platform that will be the largest architecture so far. Thanks to that, the new XC100 SUV will be larger than the largest XC90 model.
New SUV will directly rival Mercedes GLS and BMW X7. To this moment, we know the vehicle’s dimensions and some other details. However, this model is still two years away so it is hard to predict its engine options. Here’s everything you need to know from the arriving XC100 SUV.
Volvo XC100 Rides Gets New Platform
The upcoming 2022 Volvo XC100 will ride on a new platform. It is Volvo’s SPA2 architecture. Right now, Volvo XC90 rides on the SPA platform. However, this architecture can’t handle anything larger, such as the XC100 variant. For that reason, new SPA2 underpinnings are in the works. This platform will accommodate vehicles that are up to 216 inches long. Knowing that, Volvo XC100 will be longer than its rivals such as BMW X7 and Mercedes GLS. These two models are 203.3 and 205.0 inches long.
Reportedly, the new XC100 version will be 216.7 inches long, which is 11.8 inches longer than the XC90. Theoretically, longer dimensions should provide more legroom on the inside. However, everything depends on the cabin layout. Volvo has given its new model an internal code of V616. The first number specifies that this is the largest brand’s model. The “1” suggests that this is the first-generation model. Lastly, the second “6” stands for an SUV body style.
XC100 SUV Will Offer All Types of Powertrains
At this point, no one knows how powerful the new 2022 Volvo XC100 will be. However, we expect a couple of powertrain options. The engine lineup should include gasoline, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric variants. As for the electric version, it will get Volvo’s Recharge moniker, firstly introduced on the XC40 model. New SPA2 architecture should also underpin the new all-electric Polestar SUV.
Still, we are waiting for the Swedish manufacturer to release official details. The XC100 SUV will surely deliver impressive performances, no matter which sort of powertrain is in use. Moreover, Volvo delivers amazing performances with great electric driving ranges. No doubt, the new flagship model should lead the lineup of Volvo’s SUVs and we can’t wait to see the final product.
2022 Volvo XC100 Price and Release Date
Brand’s new flagship SUV should be sold in the biggest markets, including China and the United States. The 2022 Volvo XC100 will also become available in Europe. Versions with more expensive engines will surely cost around $100,000, according to the latest reports. Volvo also confirmed new 40-series that will debut next year.
Those models will be electric as Volvo plans to electrify more than half of its vehicles in the next couple of years. As for the XC100 SUV, this model will probably go on sale in the first quarter of 2022. The Swedish automaker is yet to unveil this mode and make it official.