The new 2017 Volvo S90 promises to be a compelling alternative to classic Japanese and German luxury midsize sedans. It comes with, in addition to other strengths, a sharp exterior style, an impressive hybrid model, a powerful engine, and Hallmark Swedish ergonomics. Read on for more information regarding the Volvo S90 release date, engine specs, interior and exterior refreshments, and features.
2017 Volvo S90 Release Date & Price
Pricing has already been announced and Volvo says there’s a slight increment of around $4,895 over the previous model – the Volvo S80. So expect an MSRP starting from $46,950 for the standard model. For those looking for more excitement, there’s the 2017 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Momentum that is set to go for sale for $52,950. The Volvo S90 2017 release date should be expected in early 2017.
Treading in the footprints of its 2017 Volvo XC60, Volvo is at it again only this time with the S90 sedan. It is an all-new model that now takes the place of the outgoing S80 Sedan. With flared rear and sharply styled front end quarters, at least going by the concept cues and spy photos, should cut a rather aggressive figure than its predecessor. After all, it is set to compete with the top dogs of this segment such as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series, and the Audi A6.
Although it won’t be an easy walk in the park, the new Volvo S90 2017 is also a top contender in this class with features such as glacial Swedish looks, an electric hybrid option, and a classy interior. The only disappointing idiosyncrasy seems to be its ailing fuel economy ratings relative to the competition.
Beneath the hood, the new model borrows heavily from the XC90 SUV. Although the output figures are yet to be confirmed, Volvo says all the mills will revolve around the 2.0L four-cylinder unit and the sedan will come with D4 and D5 diesel drivetrains, T6 and T5 gasoline engine, and the T8 hybrid. The European will have the D4, D5, T6, and T8 options while the T5, T8, and T6 will be available here in the U.S. expect the T5 to churn out 254 horsepower, the T6 around 316 horsepower, D4 – 194 horsepower, D5 – 225 horses, and the T8 Hybrid around 400 horsepower. All these powertrains will be hitched to an eight-speed automatic transmission system. The AWD is an option.
2017 Volvo S90 Redesign of Interior & Exterior
The 2017 Volvo S90 interior comes with mild redesigns with some changes been made on the door panels and dashboard. The latter now features larger wood inserts and is a bit slimmer than before. Just like the XC90, the new S90 also features the Sensus Connect touchscreen interface. In fact, the instrument cluster, the steering wheel, and the center console all appear to have the same design as that of the 2017 XC90. The exterior design has also seen some changes, too. Its dimensions, for example, have grown a bit. It is now 4.3” longer, 4.1” longer wheelbase, and 1.1” wider than before. It’s no wonder the new model is sleeker, and more upscale than the outgoing model.
Once available, the new S90 will compete against other heavyweights such as the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the Audi A6.
The 2017 BMW 5 Series sedan price starts from an MSRP of around $50,200. Some of the highlights that define it include superb fuel economy ratings, composed and comfortable ride quality, high-tech features, and laudable driver engagement.
2017 Volvo S90 Engine Specs
As already mentioned, Volvo is yet to make the full engine specs known. However, credible sources say it will come equipped with a 2.0L supercharged and turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated from around 254 horsepower to around 400 horsepower for the 2017 Volvo S90 plug-In Hybrid.
Standard safety features to expect from the recently debuted 2017 Volvo S90 include stability and traction control, pedestrian detection, driver alert control, driver and passenger airbags, lane keeping aid, run-off road mitigation, roadside sign assist, pilot assist, 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control, and rear collision warning. With such features at hand, the new S90 is in no doubt set to continue with the brand’s hallmark of securing everyone on board.