Volvo V90 – Sleek Styling
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Volvo launched the new V90, the estate twin to the all-new S90 saloon. It’s the third model to be released in Volvo’s flagship 90 series, joining the well-received XC90 SUV.
The V90 is Volvo’s new 5-door, 5-seat large premium estate. It is built on the new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). Each of the current 90-series cars – V90, S90 and XC90 – are built upon the same modular ‘Scalable Product Architecture’ (SPA) platform, and share the same engine family and double-wishbone front, composite transverse leafspring rear suspension layout.
Middle East market is expected to receive 2 engines i.e 4 cylinder turbo (T5) and 4 cylinder supercharged & turbocharged (T6), both Direct Injection generating 254hp @ 5,500 rpm and 320hp @ 5,700 rpm respectively. Both Volvo’s Engine delivers all the benefits of a high performance. V90 comes with Drive-E powertrain technology focused squarely on delivering responsive power, clean efficiency and an exceptional driving experience which are distinctive powertrain attributes.
V90 carries the proud and confident face of Volvo’s new design language, along with classic Volvo styling cues. Key features include the iconic “Thor’s Hammer” LED headlight design, the new grille and Volvo Iron Mark, and the expressive use of the Volvo word mark on the rear.
It’s modern and stylishly Scandinavian. In the cabin, Volvo has taken cues from the success of its XC90 model and raised the bar with new details on the dashboard and instrument panel, including new air blades that stand vertically on each side of the Sensus user interface.
All new Volvos are now connected, thanks to Volvo’s connectivity offering called Sensus. It delivers an intuitive touch screen interface that combines car functions, navigation, connected services and in-car entertainment applications such as Spotify, Pandora, Baidu or TuneIn. The portrait-oriented touch screen enables easy and fast access to a host of functions and features.
Volvo’s leadership in the field of automotive safety is confirmed in the V90. Volvo’s City Safety Technology, standard on all Volvo models, combines automatic breaking functionality and collision avoidance systems to cover a range of potential accident scenarios and help keep you safe.
City Safety’s functionality is further extended in the V90 with Large Animal Detection, designed to help avoid or mitigate collisions. An auto-steer functionality which helps to keep you on the road, called Run Off Road Mitigation, has also been added.
Volvo’s overall safety offering, called IntelliSafe, encompasses both active and passive safety systems and forms the groundwork for Volvo’s leadership in the field of autonomous drive. The V90 already offers semi-autonomous drive with Pilot Assist, which works up to 130 km/h on clearly marked roads. Pilot Assist is another step towards Volvo’s Vision 2020, which states that no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo by 2020.
Expected Start of Sales: End of 2016
What We Like:
Expect to be Very safe, relaxing and a delight to sit in.