The emergence of a new flagship sedan, called to replace in the lineup the S80 model, Volvo announced back in 2013. Since that time the press began to leak tidbits of information, gradually lifts the veil of secrecy over the Swedish novelty. The opportunity to make preliminary conclusions about the vehicle appeared in the late summer of 2015 when the next editions were published by image scale model of a sedan. And then, finally, on 2 December at a special event in Gothenburg, the manufacturer has unveiled the lion’s share of information, corroborating its wide collection of photos. Official presentation of Volvo S90 2017 model year, revealing all the video cards, will take place at the January auto show in Detroit.
2017 Volvo S90 redesign
New Volvo S90 2017 with photographs and technical detail does not doubt that the new model Volvo is one of the most technologically advanced creations of the Swedish auto giant. The car has a modern appearance, luxurious interior with high quality materials, innovative driver assistance systems, a wide range of power plants. However, similar equipment can boast of almost every representative of the segment, whether it is Audi A6, Jaguar XF or Lexus GS. In this regard, there is no other way to delve a bit deeper in detail, identifying the strengths that are able to afford a new Volvo S90 fight on equal terms with the above and several other models. Let us do it.
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2017 Volvo S90 dimensions
Let’s start with the fact that the sedan is based on the flexible SPA platform, has already served as the basis for the XC90 crossover. In the case of Volvo S90 it is possible to create the most rigid frame in the design which used steel of different strength characteristics and aluminum. Overall dimensions of the sedan are: length 4963 mm, width – 1890 mm, height – 1443 mm. the Distance between the front and rear axle amounted to 2941 mm. As we can see, compared to the new S80 has become a much larger and at the same time squat. The ground clearance of the new model equal to 152 mm.
The interesting design of the Volvo S90 2017 year stern executed in accordance with corporate design concept of the company, the hallmark of which are the front lighting with T-shaped running lights, dubbed “Thor’s Hammer”. The optics of this configuration we saw on the Volvo XC90, it now adorns the bow of the new flagship three-volume, naturally, with their stylistic features. In addition to easily recognizable headlamps front area Volvo С90 distinguish a stylish radiator grille with numerous vertical jumpers and a large logo of the manufacturer, a neat bumper with small anti-fog lights sections, solid original hood with a punch on the sides.
Inspection sedan side can detect a domed roof, topped with a characteristic fin body sidewall with clean lines, large doorways, elegant mirrors, large cutouts for the wheel arches under the tires 20-inch size.
Feed of the new Volvo flagship looks like at least unusually intricate because of the tail lights, resembling the letter C. they are Partly put on the trunk lid, which also are chrome nameplates indicating the name of the model and modification. The lower part of the bumper farmed out the two rectangular exhaust pipes, spaced along the edges.
2017 Volvo S90 interior
The luxurious interior of the 2017 Volvo S90, it should be noted that the Swedes car turned out very cute. The model combines the various lines body passages and punch. No element not looks alien and repulsive.
If externally, the novelty can be called attractive, then when you hit the salon you want to find more vivid adjectives. Good combination of colors and high quality materials creates a unique atmosphere inside, which can boast far not every car. The most convenient placement contribute to well-contoured front seats and comfortable rear sofa, formally designed to accommodate three passengers, but in fact is rather double.
Center console with large multimedia controller display, console of the sedan is completely unloaded from the control elements, whose role is usually performed all sorts of buttons and switches. In their place the developers put a huge 9.5-inch screen multimedia system Sensus Connect, fully taking responsibility for the interaction with the driver. Only a small block of the classic buttons that provide quick access to some functions is located just below the main display. Volvo S90 dashboard is designed to fit the status of the car, so has graphic design with various options of data display.
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2017 Volvo S90 specs
Speaking about the performance of their model, representatives from Volvo last but not least pay attention to a wide list of electronic assistants. Aside from the standard sort of system of recognition of road signs or Parking assistant, Volvo S90 2017 got Pilot Assist function, which represents an extended version of active cruise control. This complex will be useful when driving on country roads, where it can partially delegate control of the car. Pilot Assist will allow the car to move through the occupied strip, keeping a distance means, and to make turns. Normal system operation is only possible with a clear layout and good weather conditions. Top speed limiting limit the Autonomous piloting is 130 km/h. Interestingly, the Swedish company has long been engaged in the development of complete autopilot, so you can count on the fact that this development, albeit not in the short term, will be mounted on the brand model.
2017 Volvo S90 engines
2017 Volvo S90 gear selector characteristics determined by the possibilities of the engine family Drive-E, with 2-liter volume. The total number of variants of power plants, and, therefore, modifications of, is five.
Two petrol engines, and they have recoil 254 HP (version Volvo S90 T5) and 320 HP (Volvo S90 T6). The maximum torque for these units is 350 and 400 Nm, respectively. A car with a more powerful 320-horsepower engine accelerates to 100 km/h in 5.8 seconds and consumes an average of about 7.3 liters of fuel.
Diesels are 190-horsepower (Volvo S90 D4) and 235-horsepower (Volvo S90 D5) units. Junior turbo engine generates 400 Nm of torque, allowing to reach speed of 100 km/h in 8.2 seconds. More high-torque diesel D5 (480 Nm) on the same March takes only 7.3 seconds. But fuel it consumes on average 1 liter more is 5.1 liters compared to 4.1 liters in the D4.
2017 Volvo S90 hybrid
A separate item is a hybrid installation, based on the petrol T6 with a capacity of 320 HP (discussed above). It includes an electric motor efficiency of 65 kW (240 Nm). Tandem of two units forming a modification of the Volvo S90 T8, issues in the amount of 407 HP and 640 Nm. Claimed fuel consumption is no more than 1.9 liters per 100 km. How did you achieve such economy with regard to very heavy car (weighing up to 2150 kg), remains a mystery.
2017 Volvo S90 transmission
Effort the wheels can be transmitted through a 6-step “manual” or 8-band “auto”. All modifications, except Volvo S90 D4 have the four-wheel drive configuration (front-wheel drive D4). Built on double-wishbone suspension scheme from the front and multilink at the rear. The maximum diameter of the front brakes is 345 mm and rear 320 mm.
2017 Volvo S90 cargo capacity
And, finally, the most important for the owners of this Volvo S90 cars, but still noteworthy indicator is the amount of Luggage. Cargo space the new sedan is able to accommodate up to 500 litres of Luggage, which is 20 litres more than could afford to fit the S80. Amount is subject to the compartments hidden under the floor.
2017 Volvo S90 release date and price
Detailed prices and specifications of Volvo S90 2017 will be available after the show in Detroit. The build process should begin in late 2017 in Sweden, and to US sedan will reach, apparently, not earlier than September 2017.
Release date: late 2017
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