The upcoming Volvo S90 has been allegedly leaked in production-spec via a batch of images of a scale model that have surfaced on the Chinese media. Set to arrive as the Swedish automaker’s flagship saloon, the Volvo S90 boasts of a sporty character with design and styling largely borrowed from the Volvo Concept Coupe.
The simplistic yet elegant low bonnet, prominent front bumper, Thor’s Hammer headlight design, the ironmark on the vertically stacked grille, five-spoke wheel design, as well as the aggressive looking C-shaped tail lamps separated by the ‘VOLVO’ branding on the boot lid, athletic rear bumper and sleek, trapezoidal dual exhaust pipes are all derived from the concept.
The Volvo S90 will be based on company’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). The second generation XC90 is underpinned by the same modular platform and debuted it. Apart from an array of petrol and diesel engines, a hybrid powertrain, most likely the plug-in one from the XC90, would also be offered. Nick Connor, Managing Director of Volvo UK, has reportedly confirmed that all future Volvo cars will have a hybrid variant.
The Volvo S90 saloon will spawn an estate version ‘V90’, which will be a successor to the V70. The company indirectly confirmed last year that the S90 (‘Volvo premium sedan’) will be built by the Zhejiang Geely-Volvo (the company’s Chinese JV) Daqing plant. The all-new luxury saloon is expected to have its world premiere at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in January or at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March.
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