The automotive industry has been waiting for the next big thing to come out of Volvo after the immense success that the last XC90 model was released and finally, Volvo previewed it’s new offering the 2017 Volvo S90 which was designed to compete with the Audi A6 and the BMW 5 series. The new 2017 Volvo S90 replaces the s80 and is regarded to be the best sedan that Volvo has come up with in the last couple of months.
2017 Volvo S90 – Luxury and Elegance Design:
On the outside, the 2017 Volvo S90 boasts an elegant grill with 23 chrome slats. The car has a short overhang and has an imposing silhouette. It has the now trademarked t-shaped LED daytime running lights known as Thor’s hammer. The roof slopes backward towards the lid of the trunk giving the car a sleek silhouette normally found in couples. It also comes fitted with C-shaped taillights that give the illusion of the car being wider and meaner. As far as exterior features, the 2017 Volvo S90 looks like a car designed from an entirely different mold and makes the last S80 look dated.
The interior was created to enhance the driver’s experience, to offer more luxury, more technology, and comfort. The Volvo S90 is more than a status symbol it is designed for people who love being behind the wheel.
The interior offers more space than you would expect from normal sedans. It can sit 5 passengers more comfortably, has a cabin built with luxurious and comfort-enhancing materials like soft leather on the seats, glass buttons, a crystal gear shift knob and real wood.
The car is also equipped with state of the art technology with a tablet-like touch screen that allows the driver to control the interior climate, the entertainment and navigation systems. The 2017 Volvo S90 also comes with a 19 speaker audio system by Bowers and Wilkins that connects and can be controlled via the tablet like touch interface.
A Volvo would not be a Volvo without safety features. The First of its kind semi-autonomous technology called Pilot assist which helps steer the car in correct lane. It also has a large animal detection technology that detects animals within range of the car and will issue a warning or activate the braking system automatically to avoid collisions. The collision prevention technology also works from the back to warn the driver from possible rear-ended collisions.
2017 Volvo S90 – Engine and Horsepower:
The S90 has an impressive T8 twin Engine hybrid powertrain. The system uses a unique and complex combination of a 2-liter engine with a turbo and supercharger for added power. The new Volvo S90 sedan will also be available with gasoline four-cylinder drivetrain called the T5 and T6. The electric hybrid of the T8 engine is capable of generating 400 hp and about 472 lb. of torque. It can reach the 60 mph in 8 seconds. The turbocharged and supercharged 2-liter engine will be coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
2017 Volvo S90 – Expected Release and Price:
Volvo has been a bit sketchy about when this car will be available. What is for certain though is that the car will be released at the 2016 Detroit motor show. The pricing has also been left out but it has been speculated that will be closer to $ 50,000.