The S90 is Volvo’s latest creation which has been released back at the Detroit Auto Show as the sedan version of their XC90 crossover. Many people thought that the car is based on the same platform as the XC90 but the truth is that Volvo first designed the sedan and then the crossover and they have released the crossover first just because the sales are booming in that particular segment and they just wanted to join faster. The 2017 Volvo S90 is expected to make another apparition at the Chicago Auto Show where the car’s trim levels and final engines will be showcased while its price will finally be released.
2017 Volvo S90 Price and Release date
However, considering how expensive the cars in its class are and how much the XC90 costs, it is safe to assume that the S90 will start somewhere around $50,000 which is not all that bad considering its competitors will be offering less features than it.
The car will likely hit the market some time in the mid of 2016 when it will be released alongside its wagon version, the V90.
Over the XC90, the sedan looks a bit bolder as well as sportier and while it does look smaller than the car it is replacing, the S80, the S90 is actually longer and wider than it and it only looks smaller thanks to its better proportioned body.
Volvo S90 Engine
Engine wise, the 2017 Volvo S90 is using the exact same engines found in the XC90 crossover, meaning that the US market will get only three of them while Europe will also get a couple of diesel versions as well.
The base model in the US will be the 240 horsepower 2 liter turbocharged inline 4 petrol engine which will be offered in front wheel drive form only.
Further up the range, Volvo’s already well known twin-charged 2 liter inline 4 with 316 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque will be available while the top end model will remain the hybrid which will use the previous engine mated to a set of electric motors for a combined output of 400 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque which is actually more than pretty much any of its direct competitors.
The last two will come as standard with all wheel drive and all engines will get an 8 speed automatic.
Europe on the other hand will also receive a couple of diesel engines. The base model will offer a 190 horsepower and over 300 lb-ft of torque while the twin-turbocharged diesel version of the car will offer as much as 225 horsepower and over 350 lb-ft of torque, both of them being able to return more than 40 MPG on average!
Exterior of Volvo S90
The exterior of the 2017 Volvo S90 is pretty much done and the Chicago version is expected to be no different.
The front end looks very close to the XC90 with its standard LED headlights which feature “Thor’s hammer” LED daytime running lights, large grille and subtle bumper which gives just a note of aggressiveness to the car.
The back is outstanding in design with C-shaped tail lights, rectangular exhausts and a long boot which makes the car look like a proper limousine.
Volvo S90 2017 Interior
Inside the cabin, the S90 offers all the luxury and comfort all of its competitors are offering without making the passengers feel like they can’t touch anything.
The dashboard is minimalistic with a massive portrait-mounted LCD screen which controls most of its functions while the climate controls have been moved right under it to a capacitive set of buttons.
There are five standard seats and also as standard features, the car will come with leather upholstery, satellite navigation and triple-zone automatic climate control, all being paid options on its competitors.
Read more about Volvo models: 2017 Volvo XC90 Polestar