Volvo Group has released a promotional video of its upcoming S90 luxury sedan ahead of the car's showcase at the 2016 Detroit Motor Show in January. The new video features the Volvo S90's impressively refined interior cabin and the company has continued with the same sophisticated design language used in the Volvo XC90 SUV. Although, Volvo splits the saloon and SUV by sub-branding them ‘elegant’ and ‘refined strength’ respectively.
The video shows the beige interior colour trim, wooden panels, the vertical touchscreen infotainment display with Bowers & Wilkins sound system navigation, and climate control and a 3-spoke multi-functional steering wheel. However, the S90 comes with larger vertical AC vents. With such minimalist design, there are very few buttons and knobs on the centre console, and the large touchscreen display is used for most of the controls.
Talking about the exterior, the S90 is offered with sleek yet elegant design and featuring some of the striking features including stylish headlamp cluster with projector units and a hammer-style LED daytime running lights, the Vovlo’s Signature grille, large air-intakes on both sides and a wide air-dam below the front grille. Such features in this luxury sedan, makes it different from its predecessor, where it was slightly heavy-shouldered look.
Talking about the safety features, the S90 offers some class-leading features that include lane keeping assist and City Safety with large animal detection. It also offers intuitive warning and brake support to help avoid collisions. Of course, the usual safety features like airbags, ABS, etc. come as standard offerings.
Interesting part comes under the hood, the Volvo S90 is powered with the same powerplant in almost all markets - the T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid, along with the usual D4 and D5 diesel motors. For the India-bound, the Volvo S90 will feature the same 2-litre diesel engine that is used to power the new XC90 and the D5 as well.
The India-spec Volvo S90 will take the likes of BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz E-Classand the upcoming new Jaguar XF.