The all-new 2017 Volvo S90 has been revealed.
Volvo is looking to make a statement in the premium sedan segment with its new S90, which takes many of its design cues from the new XC90 that was revealed last year. The new car rides on the Swedish automaker’s new scalable architecture, which makes it slightly longer and wider than its predecessor.
Under the hood, Volvo has announced that the S90 will feature the brand’s T8 twin engine plug-in hybrid system along with its non-hybird T6 counterpart, though specific numbers weren’t announced. Both versions uses a turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder engine, with the T6 making around 316 hp.
As for the hybrid T8, the powertrain makes 400 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque in the XC90 and can power the SUV for 25 miles of all-electric driving, so expect the lighter S90 to have even more range.
Volvo’s latest semi-autonomous driving technolgy, known as Pilot Assist, will allow the S90 to keep itself in the center of lane at speeds up to 130 km/h (80 mph). Volvo says that Pilot Assist is “another step towards full autonomous drive – a key innovation area for Volvo.”
For safety, a new large animal detection radar has been added to the car which will help the driver avoid these creatures on the road, during daytime or night.
“Our idea was to bring something entirely new to this rather conservative segment and deliver a visual expression that exudes leadership and confidence on the exterior. On the inside we have taken the S90 to the next level, delivering a high-end luxury experience that promises comfort and control,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President Design at Volvo Car Group.
More details on the new 2017 Volvo S90 will be revealed when the car makes its public debut at the 2016 Detroit Motor Show.
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