Remember that Volvo S90 scale model from late August? Now it’s being joined by a similar officially licensed scale model of the V90 version which the Swedish marque has already confirmed for production. It’s certainly a looker and will make a big splash in the mid-size estate segment with a design clearly inspired by the second generation XC90 and the forthcoming S90.
The front fascia has essentially been taken from the sedan, including those very attractive headlights featuring Thor’s Hammer LED daytime running lights while the rear end with those massive C-shaped taillights resembles the Concept Estate upon which Volvo said their new V90 will be based. Other noticeable features include a prominent roof-mounted spoiler (with a third brake light), roof rails and a double sunroof.
As far as the interior is concerned, we don’t get to see it in these images but we know from reliable sources that both the S90 and V90 will borrow many of the bits and pieces from the new S90, but the shape of the air vents will be slightly different.
In terms of underpinnings, the cars will ride on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) as the XC90 which means that customers will only get to choose from four-cylinder engines.
The S90 mid-size sedan will be the first to come out before the year’s end and initially it will go on sale in China, but other international markets will follow in 2016. As for the more practical V90 wagon seen here, this is probably scheduled to hit dealerships towards the end of next year and will obviously be a tad more expensive to justify the added practicality which in this case doesn’t have a negative impact on design at all. On the contrary, many will probably say the V90 actually looks better than the S90, but in the end this is just a matter of tastes.
Source: Car News China