Volvo S90 was revealed in Sweden by a bunch of photos and videos yesterday. The luxury saloon is expected to make the Indian debut during festive season next year.
The very much awaited Volvo S90 luxury saloon was revealed by some official photos and a videos in Sweden yesterday. The S80 replacement is a very promising car to look at. The saloon is based on the concept coupe showcased in 2013. The S90 will make its public debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2016. It will give a head on competition to the Mercedes S Class, BMW 7 Series, Jaguar XJ and the Audi A8. It was revealed in a press at Volvo HQ.
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The S90 is based on the recently launched XC90 crossover. The XC90 was the first step towards Volvo’s aim of revamping the complete line-up by 2019. The S90 has similar features, engine options, chassis, interiors, etc. to that of the XC90. The XC90 is being praised across the globe.
The S90 is based on the Scalable Public Architecture (SPA) which also inspires the XC90. As mentioned earlier, it will offered with the same three engine options seen on the XC90. The Volvo S90 will be offered with the T8, hybrid, Twin Engine which is good to produce 394 BHP. The diesel variants to be offered are D4 and D5. However, India will only get the 2.0-liter diesel engine that powers the current XC90 in the country.
The interiors again are similar to that of the XC90. However, the sedan gets an all new dashboard which houses the same infotainment system. This system is a portrait-layout touchscreen that can be used to control various mechanisms of the car and also has the Audio and Navigation system. The premium car has made use of many natural materials like the slab of wood in the front fascia. It makes comfortable seating for 5-people.
It gets a City Safety feature which detects large animals on the road and immediately notifies the drive while applying the brakes to avoid collision. The S90 also gets a Pilot Assist Tech which keeps the car in the lane marked on highways while going at a speed less than 130 km/hr.
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“Our idea was to bring something entirely new to this rather conservative segment and deliver a visual expression that exudes leadership and confidence on the exterior,” said Thomas Ingenlath, senior vice president of design at Volvo Car Group. “On the inside, we have taken the S90 to the next level, delivering a high-end luxury experience that promises comfort and control.”
Dr Peter Mertens, senior vice president, R&D, at Volvo Car Group, said: “The S90 has taken a big stride forwards in terms of driving dynamics, performance and ride. We have completely redesigned the Volvo driving experience from the ground up to deliver a sense of precision, engaging control and comfort.”
An estate version based on the same platform is also expected shortly. This estate car will be known as V90 which will be launched after the S90.