Volvo S90 – Geneva Motor Show Live
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Second product to be based on SPA (platform).
The Euro-spec Volvo S90 has been unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. It is the second model in the brand’s lineup to be underpinned by Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), after the Volvo XC90. It is also the second product to feature the company’s new design language, again after the XC90.
The front fascia of the Volvo S90 is characterised by the Thor’s Hammer headlamps, chrome grille with vertical bars, large air vents with silver blades, and fog lamps flanking the slender air dam. The side profile is treated with chrome trims on doors and chrome strip surrounding the windows, that complement the large alloy wheels. The rear end has C-shaped tail lamps that are inspired by the Volvo Concept Coupe, and dual exhaust tips.
The interior of the S90 gets very few buttons. The notable features include a 9-inch Sensus touchscreen-equipped infotainment system, Bowers and Wilkins audio system, a Head Up display, and the Pilot Assist which is a semi-autonomous program that controls the car on highways without the driver’s inputs, up to speeds close to 130 km/h, by using the lane markers to keep the vehicle aligned between them.
The Volvo S90 range comprises of four variants – T6 AWD, T8 AWD, D4 and D5. The T6 model features a 2.0-litre supercharged and turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 320 hp and 400 Nm of torque.
The T8 model (displayed) features a plug-in hybrid powertrain that consists of a 2.0-litre supercharged and turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine good for 320 hp and 400 Nm of torque individually, and an electric motor at the rear producing 65 kW and 240 Nm of torque individually. The plug-in hybrid powertrain generates 407 hp and 640 Nm. The electric motor is powered by a 9.2 kWh battery pack mounted in the centre tunnel.