After the extremely successful revitalization of its brand with the all-new XC90 SUV, Volvo is now preparing to launch a new large sedan called the S90, which will make its world debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.
The all-new 2017 Volvo S90 is the brand’s answer to competitors like the BMW 5-Series, Audi A6, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It also goes up against other European rivals like the Maserati Ghibli and Jaguar XF and Japanese rivals like the Lexus GS and Infiniti Q70. In Volvo’s lineup, the S90 will replace the popular S80 sedan and will later be joined by the V90 station wagon.
The new Volvo S90 is a part of a $11 billion investment over the past five years to revitalize the Volvo brand and bring it to the modern era. With that in mind, the Volvo S90 combines stylish Swedish design with modern technology including cloud-based applications and services that are a part of the new Sensus Connect touchscreen system that made its debut on the popular XC90.
When it hits the U.S. market, the 2017 Volvo S90 will be available with three engine choices including a 240 horsepower 2.0 liter turbocharged and supercharged T6 engine, a 302 horsepower turbocharged T5 variant and a 400 horsepower T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid model. Built on Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), the Volvo S90 is heavily based on the popular Volvo Coupe Concept.
Volvo says that the new S90 also takes another step forward in Volvo’s Vision 2020 which brings world’s first safety technologies and advanced semi-autonomous features to the brand. The City Safety features allows the S90 to detect large animals such as elk, horses or moose, night or day and gives warning and brake support to avoid an accident. Known as Pilot Assist, the semi-autonomous feature allows subtle steering inputs to keep the car aligned within lane markings up to 80 mph.
We’ll get a bunch of more info on the all-new 2017 Volvo S90 sedan at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show and a closer look at the new Volvo sedan. We will be sure to update you with all the information and live photos straight from the show.
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