Last year, the Swedish company launched the XC90, a premium SUV that completely reinvented the design of the company. For next year, the company is planning the 2017 Volvo S90, which will likely be the flagship vehicle for the Swedes.
Spy photos recently caught the 2017 S90 on the test roads and while they do not show much, the luxury and premium feeling are there. The S90 will take things up a notch, as Volvo is determined to deliver an even more lavish vehicle than the XC90.
In terms of quality, the S90 will be superior, both inside and outside. For the inside section, Volvo has hired a former head of design for Bentley, Robin Page. Customers can expect great things from the next model that Page will design and that will be the 2017 S90.
The 2017 S90 will be the replacement for the older, S80 model. With release date rumoured to be either the Detroit Motor Show in January or the Geneva motor show, the 2017 Volvo S90 is expected at car dealerships in early to mid 2016. The 2017 S90 sedan will be part of the larger family, including the V90 station wagon and a cross country vehicle that is supposed to replace XC70.
And while the S90 should be more premium than the already released XC90, Volvo is applying some of the same principles into the sedan. For starters, the sedan will also use the Scalable Product Architecture, or SCA that Volvo used in its newly announced SUV. The result of the new platform is an abundance of space inside the cabin. One of the challenges is to deliver increased cabin, with a lot more space for features in the interior. If not, the S90 might end up being a utilitarian vehicle and Volvo doesn’t want that.
Considering that the XC90 and the S90 will share the same platform, customers can expect the same engine options as well. That means a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with four cylinders under the hood. The supercharged engine produces 316hp and is accompanied by an 8 speed automatic transmission.
As for the styling elements that the two vehicles will share, expect to see the same headlights on the S90, as well as the enormous touchscreen inside the sedan.
In terms of pricing, customers can expect slightly higher prices than other competitors, especially those coming from Germany (Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW), but with more standard equipment.