After months of teasing, Volvo finally unveiled 2017 S90 premium sedan which designed to be comparable with BMW 7 Series and Audi A8. The luxury sedan outer appearance will have Volvo’s headlight trademark which is a T-shaped “Hammer of Thor” LED daytime running lights as well as a set of C-shaped tail lights. However, the final design of the car is not aligned with the recent concepts that were released by the Swedish automaker.
S90 is coming with the same Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform which is similarly found on XC90. Therefore even though they are of different vehicle classes with one is a sedan and another is a SUV, they are having similar subframes, suspension components, powertrain and even certain platform are close to identical.
The new Volvo S90 is reported to be installed with the automaker’s T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain. It means that the luxury sedan will have 400 horsepower, 472 pound-foot, all-wheel drive T8 system. On top of that it also comes with a 2.0-liter engine, a turbocharger, a supercharger and two electric motors.
For safety purposes, the new Volvo S90 is equipped with the enhanced version of the City Safety collision prevention system which is designed to automatically brake in the event the car system detected an imminent collision with a vehicle, bicycle, pedestrian or large animal such as elk, horse or moose.
The Volvo S90 will make its entrance at 2016 Detroit auto show in early January.