Volvo is working on replacing its ageing S80 luxury sedan with an all-new offering. Called the S90, this new flagship offering has been spotted on test in Spain. Going by the spy pictures as well as a scale model that got leaked last month the S90 promises a lot as an elegant luxury vehicle.
Influenced by the Concept Coupe, the S90 gets the traditional Volvo grille and headlamps shaped like Thor's hammer. At the back, Volvo has fitted wrap-around tail lamps but has kept the design relatively chrome free which gives the car a sporty appeal.
The new S90 will be offered with Volvo’s all-new range of four-cylinder Drive-E engines. Paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox as standard, the powertrain will include a 2-litre T6 turbo and supercharged petrol unit with 320bhp, a 2-litre D5 turbo-diesel unit with 225bhp and a petrol-hybrid model with up to 400bhp on offer.
The all-new S90 is expected to be revealed early next year and go on sale by mid-2016. Since Volvo India sells its cars via CBU route, the new S90 can be expected to arrive here in the Indian market within a few months of its global launch.