Following the first-ever spy shots of the 2016 Volvo S90 that showed a heavily camouflaged rear-end and side profile, a new batch has emerged, giving a first-ever close look at its front-end. The test mule was spotted again in Netherlands, this time in the city of Nijmegen. The front-end boasts elements similar to the second generation XC90, as seen in the new headlamps that feature T-shaped “Thor’s Hammer” DRL lights, new waterfall grille with vertical bars and the new air dam grille with two horizontal slats.
The S80-replacement will be based on the company’s new Scalable Product Architecture that also underpins the latest XC90. Autovisie, the Dutch publication which released these spy shots, says that this platform will allow for a weight reduction of 125 kg. Like the XC90, a Drive-E plug-in hybrid powertrain will also be offered, comprising a 2.0-litre petrol engine under the hood and an electric motor sitting on the rear-axle. Non-hybrid models should be offered with the latest 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol (B4204T27) and diesel (D4204T11) engines. The all-new flagship saloon will also spawn an estate version with the name ‘V90’ that will replace the currently sold V70.
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