The beautiful, new Volvo V90 estate was officially revealed today in Stockholm, Sweden. The V90 is the latest in the Swedish maker’s top-of-the-line 90 series, sitting alongside the XC90 SUV and the recently launched S90 premium saloon, which means that is also built on the company’s fully modular Scalable Product Architecture (SPA).
The V90 Estate’s appearance can be traced back to the Concept Estate from 2014, a three-door wagon whose luxurious, yet voluminous interiors were indeed a “nod to the Swedish living room”. When Håkan Samuelsson, President and Chief Executive of Volvo Cars, says that “We have a very strong position in the estate segment”, there isn’t much to deny here.
Today, Volvo indeed looks back at an estate heavy heritage, which began more than 60 years ago with the Volvo Duett and then continued with the iconic 850 and 850 R models. The new V90 is a testimony to that heritage, and though its a premium estate and all, one can almost see shades of the 850 peek between the clean, svelte lines. Samuelsson further adds “In many people’s minds we are known as the definitive estate brand. While the Volvo brand today stands for more than estates, we are proud to carry forward this rich heritage with the V90.”
“The modern premium estate is all about the intriguing combination of a luxurious experience with the functional origins of the estate silhouette. The sophisticated ambience of our new Volvo interiors is combined with a great cargo space, providing the right kind of functionality – whether through connectivity or cargo and storage solutions,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President for Design at Volvo Cars. Though aesthetics, materials and finish will be premium, the new V90, according to Volvo, will live up to the practical nature of any true estate.
The V90 will share its power-train options with the S90, which means that the V90 range will be topped off by a T8 plug-in hybrid which uses a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, petrol engine paired to an electric motor to generate a combined output of 410 horsepower (10 more than in the S90 and XC90), and a pure electric range of around 31 miles. The new V90 also features Pilot Assist semi-autonomous drive technology, including Large Animal Detection and Run-off Road Mitigation, along with smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay.