2016 Volvo S90

Popular Swedish manufacturer plans to launch new mid-size luxury sedan which should be a true spiritual successor of legendary Volvo 900 series. It is worth to mention that this name was already used once, in 1996, when company decided to rename 960 model for some specific markets. However, it didn’t last too long, because this model was replaced by new one, called S80, which is currently in its second generation, expected to be redesigned very soon. It is still unknown will S90 will come as a replacement for S80, or both car will be in offer. In any case, it will come probably by the end of year and it will feature plenty of revolutionary solutions.

2016 Volvo S90 front view

2016 Volvo S90 specs

It is expected that 2016 Volvo S90 will come with plenty of innovations, just it was case with new crossover called XC90. It is expected that these two models will share many of characteristics such as platform, design solutions etc. However, the main inspiration for new sedan will be 2013 Volvo Concept Coupe, when it is about exterior styling. Although these two cars have different body styles, basic lines will be shared. The 2016 S90 will also borrow many design solutions from XC90, so expect to see same design language, which includes same front fascia and many other. When it is about engines, this luxury sedan will probably use the same units as XC90.

2016 Volvo S90 side view

There will be both petrol and diesel engines in offer, both with same 2.0 liter displacement. The 2016 Volvo S90 should also come as hybrid model. This configuration will be same as XC90 also, which means 2.0 liter petrol engine combined with electric motor. The whole system is expected to have an output of around 400 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. All engines will be paired with new 8-speed Geartronic automatic transmission.

2016 Volvo S90 interior

2016 Volvo S90 release date, price and competition

Although information about release date and price is still unknown, it is expected that 2016 Volvo S90 will come by the end of year, with the price somewhere between 40.000 and 45.000 dollars. When it is about competition, there are plenty of cars on the market, but models that are seen as main rivals are German cars like Mercedes Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series.

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