The Volvo S90 is scheduled to hit the market in 2016 and it is said to be the model that will revolutionize the entire mid-size luxury segment. The carmaker did the same to the SUV segment with its rebellious XC90. The next-gen S90 will be based on a new design language, it will have the interior packed with the cutting-edge technological features, and powerful engine options. Let’s check what the Swedish carmaker has changed in the 2017 Volvo S90.
2017 Volvo S90 Exterior
Since the sedan received the new hauler’s design language, we expect it to be nothing but absolutely gorgeous. It is based on the same design language as the XC90. The front end of the car adopted a newly designed grille and newly designed daytime running lights. The headlights are also similarly designed but they seem to be a bit simpler than that of the XC90. Lower part of the front fascia features a sportier bumper with wide intake and a splitter-like element.
All the changes on the front fascia give the sedan pretty consistent look. The side profile of the newcomer has been improved too. New is the coupe-like roofline which gives the sedan a sleeker profile along with the longer rear windows. The rear end is brand-new, except the bumper section bearing some resemblance with the predecessor. The sedan now comes with newly designed C-shaped taillights and the clean trunk lid.
Interior of S90
The cabin of the 2017 Volvo S90 is gorgeous. It is pretty familiar place. Yep, the S90 has almost the same cabin as the XC90, with only minor revisions being made. The S90’s dashboard is made slimmer and has larger wood inserts. All other things are nearly identical. The S90 comes with the same steering wheel, the instrument cluster, the seats, and the center console as the XC90. The upcoming S90 should be roomier than its predecessor due to its longer wheelbase. The craftsmanship is absolutely great and it is on par with more luxurious sedans or more popular brands like Mercedes or BMW. Details about interior are still pretty scarce, but we are pretty sure that you will be able to choose between Nappa leather, Alcantara, and wood inserts.
We were not surprised when we found out that the upcoming 2017 Volvo S90 borrows the XC90’s power-trains. We don’t mind it at all and once you find out the output figures, you won’t mind it either. The sedan will be offered with several engine options including the T5 and the T6 gasoline power-trains, the D5 and the D4 diesel engines, and the T8 hybrid. All of the mills will be built around a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The exact output figures haven’t been revealed but the T5 delivers 254 horses and 258 pound-feet of torque, the T6 makes 316 horses and 295 pound-feet of torque in the XC90.
The diesel engines deliver 190 horses and 290 pound-feet of torque and 225 hp and 346 pound-feet of torque. We assume that power ratings will be nearly identical in the S90. The only thing the carmaker revealed is that the hybrid will be able to produce 410 ponies. The engines will be teamed up with either 6-speed automatic or eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Price and Release date of 2017 Volvo S90
As we mentioned at the beginning of the text official release and sales of 2017 S90 should start in the summer months of this year. Price should be in the region of $50,000 for the basic model, with weakest of the engine options offered. Highest mark up to which price could go is $70,000, and with that price comes premium package and best engine in the Volvo department. With beautiful design, classy interior and great engine options the S90 really offers you value for your money.