The new EX90 concept might be drawing more attention at the moment, but the 2025 Volvo XC90 remains the flagship model. It’s been a while since the last redesign. The midsize SUV is pretty much the same as it was back in 2015 when Volvo launched the second generation of the luxury three-row vehicle. There were some small updates. In the meantime, the SUV changed drivetrain configuration names and trim levels.
Fans expect big changes on the 2025 Volvo XC90. However, the company is not announcing the all-new SUV. We know the Swedish manufacturer is leaning towards complete electrification. The EX90 will be the EV slotted between the XC60 and the XC90. The Recharge model of the midsize SUV is not an all-electric model, as it is for the subcompact XC60. The XC90 EV is delayed, but it will be out by 2030 (probably even earlier).
2025 Volvo XC90 Redesign Rumors
Many sources are speculating about the 2025 Volvo XC90 redesign. However, the company is yet to announce it officially, as well as some details about upcoming changes. Until then, we can only guess. But, a heavy overhaul is required. The front fascia and headlights are the same for 10 years. The aggressive approach still keeps the XC90 eye-catching. But, the styling is way out of date, outside and inside the vehicle.
Expect the SUV to keep similar dimensions. The upcoming model for the 2025 season might be longer and wider for an inch or two. That can provide extra space inside the cockpit. The XC90 remains a three-row SUV with a seating capacity for 7 persons. Higher-trim levels replace a bench in the middle row with captain’s seats and cut the seating down for one space. As always, the focus will be on the safety and comfort. Volvo is a leader in those segments. They never failed.
There are no doubts the XC90 will eventually become an EV. But for now, it doesn’t seem so close. It will be early to see the electric SUV in 2025. Well, the company is working on the EX90. We can compare it to the 2025 Volvo XC90. The new arrival is smaller than its sibling. Also, the three-row SUV is going to use batteries with higher capacity. We can only guess range, recharge time, and other specs. Even the release date is not certain. The EV won’t be called XC90 Recharge, since this one is reserved for the PHEV model with a T8 powertrain.
2025 Volvo XC90 Specs
With the EV probably missing out the debut of the next generation, we assume that B6 and T8 configurations are coming back. A B5 is currently available for entry-level models. However, a setup that produces 247 hp and 258 lb-ft might be out of the lineup for the 2025 season and the next-gen XC90. So, a B6 becomes the base engine (previously known as the T6). The same 2.0 petrol engine is the main power source. Boosted by turbochargers, a four-banger cracks 295 hp and 310 lb-ft. Engineers might squeeze a bit more power for the new 2025 Volvo XC90. The towing capacity won’t be increased from 5,000 pounds.
The XC90 Recharge with a T8 setup is a plug-in hybrid. Larger batteries help the SUV achieve 455 hp and 525 lb-ft of torque. Plus, the gas mileage is not suffering a lot and you can drive the vehicle by using only electric motor. The range is currently 42 miles. Batteries with a higher capacity can cover more miles. The next-gen SUV could introduce a new system.
EX90 Is Not Electric XC90
The EX90 is official. Although the two vehicles have a similar nameplate, they are not built on the same platform. Electric XC90 will be available, but it is not the EX90. The new EV will cost $80,000 and we should find it at dealerships already next year. The XC90 EV is not coming out so soon. However, it might share the architecture with the EX90. Numbers are not final, nor can we compare it to the high-end Polestar EV. But, the XC90 electric will need a range of 250-300 miles in the base form. The EX90 accelerates 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds. The XC90 will beat it. Models with dual-motor setups are even better performers.
2025 Volvo XC90 Release Date and Price
The redesign is required so the 2025 Volvo XC90 can be competitive. The company sells the SUV worldwide. The mid-size luxury class becomes very crowded. German carmakers are dictating trends and the XC90 needs to keep the pace. Volvo is going to announce the redesigned SUV right after the official debut of the EX90.
Expect the prices to go up. The luxury SUV is a bit overpriced compared to the competition, but it also brings more features and options. The update will make the 2025 Volvo XC90 even more expensive. The new pricing list might start from $60,000. Core, Plus and Ultimate are the new trim levels that replaced Inscription, R-Design and Momentum. With PHEV system, the MSRP could hit $90,000.