Volvo S90 (S80 successor) to borrow the XC90's powertrains - Report

16/01/2015 - 00:54 | ,   | Paranjay Dutt

Design and technology to be shared with the new Volvo XC90.

A few more details about the Volvo S80 successor, the Volvo S90, which launches later this year, has emerged.

Volvo Concept Universe front quarter
Volvo S90 could be inspired by the Volvo Concept Universe, says the report.

While it's being said that the S90 will take some design inspiration from the 2011 Volvo Concept Universe, the car is expected to share a lot of technology and features with the recently launched, and India bound Volvo XC90. That includes the powertrain options, starting with D4 and D5 diesels and going all the way up to the 400 hp, 600 Nm producing plug-in hybrid T8.

2015 Volvo XC90 R-Design front at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show
Thor-Hammer headlamp and the vertically stacked grille are signature design features to watch out for on the S90.

The S90 will be based on Volvo's SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) platform. Last November, the Swedish manufacturer had revealed plans of increasing the capacity of its assembly plant in Daqing, China, where a "new premium sedan", the S90 in all likeliness, would be manufactured, so there's a possibility that Volvo could make and sell the S90 in China first, before taking it overseas, or launch a customized S90 like a long wheelbase variant.

2014 Volvo S80 India launch live front
Launched in 2006, the S80 has been the only premium sedan in Volvo's line up.

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Currently, Volvo sells two sedans in the Indian market: the S60 and the S80. Both of these are brought as CBU (Completely Built Units), and while the former got its first refresh in 2013, the S80 received a facelift earlier last year.

Competitors: Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Mercedes E Class, Jaguar XF
Expected launch: H2 2015 (Europe)

[Source - Autocar]

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