Volvo is unveiling the Volvo XC40 EV sometime next week.
Before its release, the company has revealed the infotainment details and design.
Volvo XC40 EV gets a state-of-the-art infotainment system powered by Android and in partnership with Google. The built-in features ensure unprecedented personalization along with an improved level of intuitiveness.
It also features the usual Google Maps, Play Store, and Google Assistant functions. This electric SUV is the first Volvo model to be compatible with wireless software updates.
Google mapping software ensures to deliver live traffic updates. It suggests alternative routes, as well. The user gets information about charging stations, as the system is compatible with Voice Control. Other features include an improved ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems).
Henrik Green, Chief Technology Officer at Volvo, explains that they have modeled the software to ensure safe interaction while driving. The regular updates ensure that the technology remains fresh at all times.
Volvo plans to electrify 50% of its sales volume before 2025. They have also released teaser images of the electric XC40. The company focuses on manufacturing electric versions of existing models as compared to developing new ones.
The Volvo XC40 EV gets structural changes to its design to distinguish itself from the existing fleet of combustion-engine vehicles. The changes are also necessary as the electric version does not require cooling facilities like the large grille.
The images show a covered front fascia instead of the grille. This covered portion will accommodate the sensors necessary for ADAS. The electrical charging point finds a place at the rear where the fuel filler used to be.