Volvo is gearing up to launch its all-new flagship sedan and has issued a pair of teaser images. To be called as the Volvo S90, the luxury sedan would replace the S80 but will be positioned higher up the market.
The production ready car’s design was leaked through photographs of what was claimed to be an official scale model. It’s to be noted that the miniature’s design is in line with the teasers. Inspired by the Concept Coupe design study, the S90 opts for an understated elegance.
The front fascia will play host to narrow headlamps with ‘Thor’s Hammer’ LED signature, a chrome finished rectangular grille with vertical slats and a sharp edged bumper. The side profile features smooth sheet metal surfaces, a tight fitting parabolic roof and a chrome accented day light opening. The massive C-shaped LED taillights take the centre stage at the rear.The Volvo S90 would be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) in January 2016.
Thanks to the good attention to details, the scale model also leaked the sedan’s interior design. The dashboard with a new steering wheel, TFT instrument panel and a massive centre console display has been derived from the new XC90. Equipment list too is expected to be borrowed from its SUV sibling.
Based on the same Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA) that supports the new XC90, the Volvo S90 sedan will be powered by a set of downsized 2.0-litre four-cylinder Drive-E petrol and diesel engines mated to an 8-speed transmission. Higher variants would receive hybrid assistance and AWD system.