During the unveiling of the XC90 in 2014, Volvo had announced that the seven-seater SUV and the upcoming S90 saloon were the initial steps of Volvo’s plans to overhaul its line-up with SPA-based models. While the XC90 has already gone on sale in many global markets including India, the S90 saloon has been speculatively rendered, giving us a glimpse of how the BMW 5 Series rival might look like.
The Volvo S90 will be based on the SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) platform, and will replace the current flagship sedan, the S80, in the Swedish manufacturer’s line-up. Aesthetically, the new S90 will be heavily influenced by the 2011 Volvo Concept Universe. While the overall design might be retained from the current car, the front is expected to feature sculpted headlamps, an upright grille and horizontal ‘T’ LEDs along the lines of Volvo's latest design language. The engine options, including four-pot engines and hybrid powertrains, will be carried over from the Volvo XC90.
The Volvo S90 has been spotted testing a few times, but the heavy camouflage has so far denied us any detailed information about the car. The Volvo S90 is expected to be unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2016. Besides the BMW 5 Series, the S90 will also compete with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6 and the Jaguar XF. The sedan will be followed by an estate, called the V90.