The 2017 Volvo V90 wagon has been revealed. Wagons have historically been Volvo’s forte and the new V90 is typically Volvo and typically Swedish. The stretched roof looks proportional to the elongated hood. Of late Volvo has been pushing the boundaries on their cars with respect to design, and they have been doing a good job at it. Volvo comes from Sweden, the land of beautiful design (and beautiful women), beautiful people building beautiful things and doing them with a thoughtful and cheery disposition. Sometimes, I wish I lived there and not just visited the place.
The Volvo V90 makes it official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in early March. The Volvo V90 wagon shares the Scalable Product Architecture platform with the S90 sedan and the XC90 platform. The power units are carried over as well. There is a T8 plugin hybrid with a turbocharged and a supercharged 2.0 liter four-cylinder variant that is plugged into an electric motor that combine to make 410bhp. We can reasonably expect a 250hp T5 and a 315hp T6 variant soon. Technical specifications of the V90 are to be revealed soon.
The interior of the 2017 Volvo V90 is dominated by the Volvo infotainment system which sits at the center of the dashboard. The interior features clean lines and wooden accents that are tastefully done and add that aesthetic touch to the insides. The V90 has all of Volvo’s latest driving assistance as part of the package, including the semi-autonomous Piloted Drive feature.
The V90 will be comparable to the S90 in terms of dimensions. It will be around 195 inches long and feature a 115 inch wheelbase. The V90 sits comfortably between the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the S-Class. It is a little smaller than the German vehicles, but looks nice and smart. A true child of Swedan, if I may.
While the Volvo V90 will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1st, it is likely to go on sale in Europe in the later part of the year. A global launch is expected in 2017.