Volvo, the Swedish automaker, has begun the tease game with its new flagship saloon S90, which is all set to replace the ageing S80. The company has released two images, while confirming that the Jaguar XF, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5-Series and Audi A6 rival would debut at the 2016 Detroit Motor Show in January. Just so you know, the two teaser images showcase the side profile and rear end of the sedan.
Underpinning Volvo's Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), Volvo S90 would be offered in both petrol and diesel fuel trims. The sedan has been spied several times as test mule, albeit camouflaged. But, a few elements in form of Thor hammer LED headlamps, chrome outline at windows, large rear quarter glass, and the C-shaped tail-lamp cluster can be noticed quite clearly. Mr. Peter Mertens, Head of Research and Development, Volvo told Autocar UK that the styling and the interior design of the S90 will take a substantial step over the XC90. The company has made a bigger effort for the sedan.
Internationally, Volvo S90 is expected to share its engine options with the company's flagship SUV, the XC90. The diesel variants would be powered by a range of D4 and D5 engine, while the petrol variants would derive their power from the company's existing mills, including the top-of-the-range T8 ‘Twin Engine’ PHEV drivetrain. As far as India-spec model is concerned, it would come loaded with Volvo’s 2.0L Drive-E twin-turbo diesel engines. For those asking, the aforementioned set of engines power the XC90 in India. In addition, it is being learnt through sources that Volvo is contemplating a long wheelbase version of the S90 for the Chinese market.