The brand-new 2022 Volvo XC100 is in the development stage. According to the latest news, the upcoming flagship model will introduce many visual upgrades compared to its siblings XC60 and XC90 models. Also, it should sit on an entirely new platform that will allow many electrifications options. That means engine options could include hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric variants.
Generally, this SUV is an answer for the latest Mercedes GLS and the BMW X7. Considering that both models offer many premium materials and the newest equipment inside, the XC100 will not deviate too much from that.
2022 Volvo XC100 Design
First of all, we should expect the new flagship, 2022 Volvo XC100, to be more attractive than the rest of Volvo’s lineup. With that, we primarily mean on the models XC60 and XC90.
Interestingly, some of the rendering photos are available, and the first impressions are positive. The flagship SUV will be built on the brand-new ‘SPA2’ platform, similar to the one that is underpinning the current XC90. However, the same new architecture will be most than likely used on the upcoming Polestar 3 SUV. Overall, design is attractive and the new XC100 features revised front fascia, followed by more stronger rear end. From available information, the latest XC100 will be 216.7 inches long, which is 11.8 inches longer than the XC90.
Inside, the upcoming 2022 Volvo XC100 would be more elegant than its sibling XC90. The whole cabin of the Volvo XC100 will feature more aesthetics from available information, and it should also be more practical. Considering that the XC100 is 11.8 inches longer than the XC90, it should theoretically deliver more legroom, which means more comfort.
Generally, we expect this model to come in the form with three-row of seats, allowing up to seven passengers. As for technology inside, the new XC100 will offer plenty of them. Actually, we should expect at least a 12.3-inch digital driver information display and a large 9-inch center touchscreen for the audio, climate, and navigation. Other features that will be standard include leather upholstery, power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory, automatic climate control, lane-keeping assistance, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and road sign recognition.
2022 Volvo XC100 Engine Specs
At this moment, there is no information regarding the engine specs of the new 2022 Volvo XC100. It’s more than likely that the XC100 will feature a mixture of higher-end powertrains from the manufacturer’s lineup. Generally, many believe that this SUV will offer a few electrification options because of the new platform. Engine options could include hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric variants. A diesel engine is not possible, considering a new regulation in Sweden.
Anyway, we should expect the new XC100 to receive a similar system as we saw on the XC40 recharge model. Besides the PHEV system, the all-electric variant is a must. In the coming months, expect an official statement from the Swedish manufacturer.
Release Date, Price
The latest flagship SUV, 2022 Volvo XC100, will most likely arrive in the first quarter of 2022. From various reports, the manufacturer’s goal is to predominantly target markets like Europe, China, and the United States.
As we said, the new model will undoubtedly be available as the hybrid, PHEV, and an all-electric version. Pricing is not yet determined, but from some early news, the most potent engines would certainly cost around $100,000.