Volvo’s next generation XC90 will have a lot of firsts on its resume. It will kick off an evolution of the modular SPA2 platform underpinning the current model, which will be available with a new set of driver assistance features, and it is supposed to use the name Embla.
Quote a Brand application to be filed in Europe in 2021, British magazine Autocar believe it has discovered the new name of the large SUV. While a trademark or patent application never guarantees that a feature, name or a vehicle will be nearby, we do know that Volvo plans to ditch the patent naming system. his letters and numbers in the near future to start giving his cars real names. “We will name the car when you name a new baby” explain The company boss is about to leave Hakan Samuelsson. He also confirmed the XC90’s next name will start with a vowel.
Embla, your author just learned, was the first woman created by the gods in Norse mythology. Its etymology seems to have been lost to history. It looks like Volvo wants to build on the Thor’s Hammer lamp and continue to put its Swedish heritage at the center. From that perspective, Embla is a relatively good choice. It’s fairly easy to pronounce, even for people outside of Scandinavia, and it’s original; It may not be a name you hear every day. It’s also relatively soft – Volvo Yggdrasil Recharge is said to have less of an effect.
Unofficial pieces of information allow us to put together a vague idea of what to expect from Embla. We heard that the SUV will be heavily involved in Research Design Concept Recharge (pictured) that Volvo introduced in November 2021. If that were accurate, it wouldn’t look like Models are available in the showroom. It will be longer, higher off the ground and built on a much longer wheelbase. Powertrain details are conflicting: some sources say the Embla will be all-electric, while others believe it will also be available as an all-electric powertrain. mixture.
Volvo is expected to announce the Embla before the end of 2022, and intersection will arrive in showrooms as a 2023 or 2024 model. An earlier report claim that production would take place near Charleston, South Carolina, where the company is currently building sedan S60.
And, to complete the history lesson: the first man created by the Norse gods was named Ask.