New Volvo S90 revealed
The all-new Volvo S90 has been revealed ahead of its official debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January, promising to shake up the premium saloon segment.
THE ALL-NEW VOLVO S90 has been revealed ahead of its official reveal next year at the Detroit Motor Show. The Swedish car maker has released a number of images and some minor details about its new flagship saloon.
“Equipped with a host of new technologies, ranging from cutting-edge safety to cloud-based apps and services, the S90 is further proof of the Swedish brand’s continuing transformation,” Volvo said.
The new Volvo S90 comes equipped with an advanced semi-autonomous drive feature, Pilot Assist. The system gives gentle steering inputs to keep the car properly aligned within lane markings up to motorway speeds of around 130km/h (or 110km/h in Australia) and no longer needs to follow another car.
The S90 also introduces a new addition to its City Safety package – large animal detection – a system allegedly capable of detecting large animals such as elk, horses or moose, night or day – it’s this system Volvo is trying to adapt to be able to detect and react to kangaroos in Australia.
“The S90 has taken a big stride forwards in terms of driving dynamics, performance and ride. We have completely redesigned the Volvo driving experience from the ground up to deliver a sense of precision, engaging control and comfort,” said Dr Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President, Research & Development at Volvo Car Group.
The S90 will also come with a clean and powerful T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain “and one of the most luxuriously appointed interiors and connected infotainment systems in the large saloon segment”.
“Our idea was to bring something entirely new to this rather conservative segment and deliver a visual expression that exudes leadership and confidence on the exterior. On the inside, we have taken the S90 to the next level, delivering a high-end luxury experience that promises comfort and control,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President Design at Volvo Car Group.
We’ll have more information when the S90 is officially revealed at the Detroit Motor Show, although you can expect Volvo to dribble out key bits of information around safety and technology.