Volvo’s surprising first entry into the minivan segment will make its debut in less than a month. Developed for Asian markets, such as China, and likely not bound for the American market, the EM90 will feature an electric drivetrain and an interior inspired by Scandinavian design.
We’ll need to be patient to find out what the EM90 looks like inside and out, but Volvo describes the interior as “a Scandinavian living room on the move.” Color us intrigued. The preview image that accompanies the unveiling announcement shows the van’s rear lighting signature through curtains. We see enough to tell that the EM90 will feature a boxy silhouette and a pair of massive T-shaped LED rear lights.
The “90” suffix is telling. In recent years, it has appeared only on the Swedish brand’s range-topping models, including the XC90 and the EX90. This suggests — but doesn’t confirm; we’re speculating here — that the EM90 will offer a relatively long list of luxury features.
Volvo will unveil the EM90 in Shanghai, China, on November 12, 2023, at 12:30 p.m. European time, which is 6:30 a.m. in New York and (sorry, West Coast folks) 3:30 a.m. in California. It will stream the event online