With one of the nicest and most elegant car interiors on the market, the Volvo EX90 will make its debut on November 9. Recycled PET bottles and organic materials are combined to create the new interior that Volvo has named Nordico fabric.
Volvo’s new flagship, the all-electric EX90, is just around the corner. The automaker’s Concept Recharge gives us a glimpse of what we can expect from the SUV’s exterior. New photos and a video give us a first look at the vehicle’s interior and its sustainably sourced materials.
A new level of luxury available
Volvo claims it is moving away from “old-fashioned automotive luxury” that focuses on materials like animal leather, ostentation and excess power. In its statement, the Swedish carmaker questions the meaning of luxury and proposes a new concept built around the qualities of simple, organic Scandinavian design. Volvo heralds the use of reclaimed, recycled and sustainable materials in the EX90 as a decisive step towards its goal of becoming climate neutral by 2040.
New Nordic fabric
The EX90 will feature a new fabric Volvo calls Nordico. The fabric is made from recycled materials, such as PET bottles, and organic material sourced from responsibly managed forests in Sweden and Finland. In fact, the EX90 contains more recycled plastics than any previous Volvo car.
There are nearly 50 kilograms of post-consumer plastic and bio-based materials used in its cabin and bodywork, which Volvo says sets the tone for its future vehicles. Buyers will also have the option of choosing seats upholstered in a blend of wool, naturally harvested sustainably from happy cattle.
Wood paneling in the interior of the EX90
Throughout the rest of the cabin, you’ll find Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood paneling, which Volvo designers highlight with a warm backlight to bring a bit of Nordic nature into the interior and help create the feeling of a Scandinavian living room. .
The room concept continues with seven “room” themes that can be selected when building an EX90, matching interior trim, decorations and upholstery to exterior colours. Each theme is said to be inspired by some aspect of the Scandinavian lifestyle and nature.
The debut of the Volvo EX90
The Volvo EX90 of 2023, which will eventually replace the XC90, will debut on November 9. In the meantime, find out everything we know about the electric SUV and its next-generation driver assistance technology.