Volvo has taken the wraps off the S90 sedan, ahead of its scheduled public debut in Detroit in early January 2016. One of the most important products in Volvo’s brand and model overhaul plans, the S90, will replace the ageing S80 to take on the luxury sedans like the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Jaguar XF.
The S90 uses the same design language as that of the XC90 SUV, but looks prettier in the three-box sedan body style. Front grille with the horizontal slats and the T-shaped running lights on the headlamp console are particularly nice, adding a lot of character and elegance to the sedan. The S90 closely resembles the 2013 Volvo Concept Coupe, including the rear section, which stands out with a strikingly fresh design.
The interior is similar to that of the XC90 as well, but with more warm colours and wooden inserts for the dashboard trim. The extra-large tablet works as the infotainment system with the Apple CarPlay and similar Android application. The details on rest of the equipment are not known yet, but Volvo promises to set a new benchmark with the safety features.
The only powertrain confirmed at the moment is the 407bhp T8 unit with plug-in hybrid and all-wheel-drive. Though the T5 and T6 motors should also be a part of the line up at the time of the launch. More details on the sedan will be available at the time of the unveiling in Detroit.