Following last weeek’s report, Volvo has confirmed the date for the latest addition to its line-up.
The V90, which will be presented in Stockholm, Sweden, exactly two weeks before its public debut will be made at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, is the estate version of the new S90, and It’s built on the same SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) as the flagship sedan and the XC90 SUV.
Similarities between the two models will continue beyond a exterior and interior designs, as identical technologies and the same engine lineup is expected to be adopted by the five-door version, including four-cylinder petrol and diesel powertrains, along with the T8 hybrid range-topper.
With Volvo having an estate building heritage of over 60 years, the new V90 continues the story that began back in 1953, with “the first car to meet the combined needs of drivers’ active leisure time and practical professional lives.”
So far, the manufacturer delivered more than 6 million estates across the globe, meaning around a third of the total number of Volvo cars sold since the company was founded, in 1927.
“In many people’s minds we are known as the definitive estate brand. While the Volvo brand stands for much more than just estates, we will proudly carry forward this rich heritage with the V90“, said chief executive at Volvo Cars, Hakan Samuelsson.
The 2017 Volvo V90 is believed to hit dealerships around September, roughly three months after the S90.