New Volvo S90 for 2015

Published Date: 17th Jan 2015

Volvo's latest replacement for the current S80 look to rival car-makers such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar when it is launched later this year

This stylish new Volvo S90 replaces for the S80 and will draw on the tech and styling of the second-generation XC90 as it tries to sway buyers away from the Audi A6, BMW 5-series and Jaguar XFThe S90 is expected to be launched later this year and take some design ideas from the Volvo Concept Universe of 2011. An estate version, named Volvo V90, will follow shortly afterwards. The Volvo S90 and V90 are expected to be offered with the same choice of powertrains as the XC90, with the UK market focusing on the 394bhp T8 ‘Twin Engine’ plug-in hybrid and the D4 and D5 diesel engines.

 

“We have to learn the lessons from the XC90,” commented Kerssemakers, speaking at the 2015 Detroit motor show. “The incredible reaction we’ve had to that car, with 6000 people placing orders before they’ve even sat in it, shows that we are on the right track. We see design as a key ingredient, of course, but also the interior treatment, the in-car technology and the option of an electrified powertrain.”

                        

“Demand in China and the US remains strong, and we believe we have a package of assets from the powertrain to the interior to the design that means we have no excuses not to fight with the very best for sales in the sector.”

Kerssemakers mentioned that the large saloon market was constricting, but said the market was still too big and too important for a car company’s reputation among new customers to ignore. “The opportunities are getting smaller, but the market is still big enough to give us a strong business case,” he explained.