Volvo stated today that for the 2023 model year, it will electrify its entire lineup in the United States, as part of its ambition to deliver an electric-only lineup by 2030.
Currently, not every model is going totally electric. It means that every Volvo model will be electrified in some way, from mild hybrids to plug-in hybrids to fully electric vehicles. Internal combustion engines will continue to play a role in the brand for the time being. Customers will have the option of all-electric, mild hybrid, or plug-in hybrid powertrains, but no gasoline-only options will be available. Every Volvo that isn't already all-electric, such as the XC90, XC40, and V60, now comes standard with a mild-hybrid drivetrain.
Volvo's XC40 crossover is also getting some upgrades. The XC40 now has a new frameless grille plate and front bumper, bringing the hybrid's look in line with the all-electric XC40 Recharge. Volvo also changes the design of the Thor's Hammer headlamp trademark. Volvo will offer superior leather-free upholstery options inside the 2023 XC40, which consumers can combine with new exterior color and wheel options.
Volvo has revealed that all 2023 models would include Google as standard equipment. The new infotainment user interface, similar to Android Auto, will make it easier for owners to integrate their own gadgets with the vehicle.
Volvo will be able to provide over-the-air upgrades to its vehicles, which might provide customers with additional features and services after they have purchased the vehicle.
Several other vehicles will receive aesthetic tweaks as part of the 2023 upgrade. New colors, wheels, and interior options are among them.
Volvo is upgrading looks and adding functionality across the board. There are new colors, wheels, and interior options such as leather-free upholstery. The front grille of the S60, V60, and V60 Cross Country has been changed, as have the rear bumper inserts. Volvo is also getting rid of trim lines, allowing consumers to mix and match external design and equipment levels.
Volvo has announced that the manufacture of its 2023 lineup has begun. The revised models, including the redesigned XC40, will be available at US dealers this summer.
Volvo also revealed that electrified vehicles accounted for 38 percent of sales in April, a rise of 18.7%. At the same time, total sales figures are declining. The brand's total sales dropped 21.3 percent globally from January to April.