The ageing Volvo S80 and V70 will be replaced in 2016 by the Volvo S90 and Volvo V90 respectively, reveals Car Magazine. The Volvo V90 range will also offer a Cross Country version later on, as a XC70 replacement, as per the report. The S90 will target the Audi A6, BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the Jaguar XF, while the V90 would take on the respective estate versions.
Nick Connor, managing director of Volvo UK, says that the S90 will be more premium than the S80. The interiors of the new Swedish luxury car is being designed under Robin Page who previously worked in Bentley. The car will feature easy to use infotainment system, Drive-E engines, and boldly stand apart from its German rivals, he claims.
According to the report, both, the S90 and the V90, will be based on the Scalable Product Architecture which is allows for employing plug-in hybrid powertrains. It has also been reported that every new Volvo launched now on, will be offered with a hybrid derivative.
[Source: Car Magazine]