As it turns out, making scale models of a future car or sourcing them before official the revealing is bad idea. And who else than Volvo knows this well, as the S90 leak has been followed by the V90 leak, again due to a scale model getting into the wrong hands.
The Volvo V90 is the estate equivalent of the S90 saloon, and will replace the V70. The design language is essentially the same as the saloon version. The side is where the differences start, as the estate gets a large quarter glass panel and chrome roof rails. There’s a dual pane sunroof, thanks to the added length. The rear-end also has a major difference with the distinctive tail lamps that are inspired by the Volvo Concept Estate’ and the bumper differs due to the tailgate.
Like the second generation Volvo XC90 and the upcoming Volvo S90, the Volvo V90 will be based on the company’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform. The S90 is expected to debut in early 2016 and its estate version, the V90, should follow by the end of the year. The former will be built by the Zhejiang Geely-Volvo (the company’s Chinese JV) Daqing plant, while the latter would likely roll-out of the company’s plant in Torslanda, Sweden as it would be a Europe-focused model.
Volvo V90 – Image Gallery (Leaked Scale Model)
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