Photos of the Volvo V90 have been released – but of 1:43 scale replicas that were built as promotional models to be released near to the Swedish creation’s launch date.
The models exhibit how the V90 uses design influences from the XC90 SUV and the Volvo Concept Estate, showcased in Geneva last year; although the roofline isn’t as coupe-like as the concept, it’s much sharper than Volvos that have come before, and is expected to retain its market-leading load capacity. The V90 is also expected to benefit from the XC90’s Thor’s Hammer LED headlights and its slimline, floating, oblong chrome grille.
A high quality cabin continues the stylish design inside the V90, with the dashboard expected to mirror the XC90’s portrait style infotainment system and minimal design, with an added digital instrument binnacle to allow it to switch between various displays. Leather, metal and soft-touch plastics form the lavish trim on the centre console and dashboard.
The front-wheel drive estate is said to have a sporty feel and composure, offering a blend of comfort and handling prowess – and the V90 is rumoured to be offering a choice of sporty or comfortable suspension for the driving experience of your choice. High end models are set to get the XC90’s petrol-electric hybrid powertrain to provide four-wheel drive.
The Volvo V90 is expected to be revealed at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show in January, so we don’t have long to wait to find out more about this luxurious estate.
If you can’t wait that long, contact Lancaster Reading to arrange your test drive the all-new XC90 – it’ll give you a taste of what’s to come with the V90.