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Volvo S90 (S-Class rival) re-emerges in the form of scale model [15 photos]

Volvo S90 scale model side

Platform would be shared with the new XC90.

The Volvo S90 flagship luxury saloon which is set to phase out the smaller and aging S80 has been previewed unofficially once again in the form of a 1:43 scale model. The toy car made in China by Norev appears to be an official scale model whose photographs emerged online.

The sedan features Volvo’s latest brand identity which is defined by the Thor’s hammer and a rectangular chrome grille with vertical slats. Like fellow full-sized luxury sedans, the S90’s silhouette is characterized by a long bonnet, a swooping roofline and a short rear overhang.

The impressive attention to detail of the scale model also means that we now have a fair idea on the interior design as well which is reminiscent of the new XC90. Expect top notch materials, a tablet sized touchscreen infotainment system on the centre console and a fully digital color instrument display.

Volvo S90 scale model

Rear fascia gets huge C-shaped combination lamps.

The cars is based on the Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA) which also underpins the second gen XC90. Despite being significantly larger and richly equipped than the S80, the upcoming S90 is expected to lighter and more rigid. The powertrain lineup too would be borrowed from the SUV sibling. One can expect downsized, turbocharged direct injection 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines with range topping units benefiting from hybrid assistance.

The Volvo S90 is expected to be launched in China sometime in the early part of 2016 and the rest of the world would get the car a few months down the line.

Volvo S90 Scale Model – Photos

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