There was a rumor that the new Volvo crossover will be called Embla. And it is this electric car that will replace the current Volvo XC90.
This summer, the head of Volvo Cars, Håkan Samuelsson, announced that the company’s new models will receive proper names instead of alphanumeric indices (S90, XC40, XC60, etc.). And at the end of November, a top manager said in an interview with Automotive News that the name of the new electric SUV will start with a vowel.
As the Carbuzz portal reported a little later, “smart people on the Internet” looked through the latest trademark registrations and found a possible solution to the mystery of the name of the future electric crossover. So, in October, Volvo Cars issued a new trademark – Embla for the first time in four years. Probably, this is what the new product of the Swedish brand will be called.
“Embla” means “Willow” in Old Norse. And in Scandinavian mythology, Ask and Embla are mentioned – arboreal prototypes that the gods found on the seashore and turned into the first people. According to legend, they settled in Midgard and gave rise to the human race. Thus, for Volvo, the new model with the same name will symbolize a new beginning in the era of full transition to electric cars.
“It will be born electric, so there won’t be any compromises [developers] have to make when you make an electric car out of an internal combustion engine,” Samuelsson said. “This means we don’t have to worry about where the engine and exhaust system will go. This car will have a flat floor and a spacious interior. It will be the ideal family car in Europe and the USA, where the current XC90 is very popular. It will have a high seating position, good visibility, and you will drive without remorse because you will drive an electric car. ”
There is no reliable information about the characteristics of the new electric vehicle yet. The official premiere of the novelty is expected next year.
We also advise you to watch a detailed review of the Volvo XC90 from the FineAuto team:
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