Car Enthusiast - click here to access the home page


V90 marks Volvo's return to big estates. Image by Volvo.

V90 marks Volvo's return to big estates
Volvo V90 will boast 410hp hybrid model, promises to have huge load space.
<< earlier Volvo article     later Volvo article >>


News homepage -> Volvo news

Newer articles featuring 2016 Volvo V90

2016-12-29: Driven: Volvo V90 D5 AWD

What's all this about?

Volvo's doing a sodding big estate car, the first since the 940/960 bit the dust in the 1990s, and we rejoice as it appears to have managed to meld both the company's current sleek design with the sort of cargo capacity that will shame anything German - say hello to the V90.

Is this based on the S90 Volvo recently announced?

Well, yes. Of course. It has the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) chassis, a raft of semi-autonomous driving technology, Apple CarPlay and a T8 Twin Engine hybrid variant, said to have 'around 410hp' and a fully electric range of 31 miles.

Do we know anything else about it at this stage?

Not as yet, so let's go over to Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars, who said: "We have a very strong position in the estate segment. 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."

Anything else you'd like to add?

Yes, the saloon's love 'em or hate 'em rear lights don't make the transition to the V90, so the Volvo wagon should find a wider audience. Thomas Ingenlath, senior VP for design at Volvo Cars, added: "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."

Matt Robinson - 18 Feb 2016

Earlier articles featuring 2016 Volvo V90

2016-06-07: First drive: Volvo V90 D5 AWD

2016 Volvo V90. Image by Volvo.2016 Volvo V90. Image by Volvo.2016 Volvo V90. Image by Volvo.2016 Volvo V90. Image by Volvo.2016 Volvo V90. Image by Volvo.

2016 Volvo V90. Image by Volvo.2016 Volvo V90. Image by Volvo.2016 Volvo V90. Image by Volvo.2016 Volvo V90. Image by Volvo.2016 Volvo V90. Image by Volvo.    - Volvo road tests
- Volvo news
- V90 images

Volvo unveils new EX90 SUV and plans for a new EV every year until 2030. Image by Volvo.
2023 Volvo EX90 revealed
Volvo’s electric follow-up to the XC90 may look pedestrian, but it probably won’t hit one.
Volvo bolsters V60 with R-Design. Image by Volvo.
Volvo bolsters V60 with R-Design
Volvo V60 R-Design models have smarter looks, more kit and sportier suspension settings.
Volvo adds Cross Country to V60 range. Image by Volvo.
Volvo adds Cross Country to V60 range
More off-road kit and a 75mm increase in ride height for new Volvo V60 Cross Country.

 215 Racing
 A. Kahn Design
 AC Cars
 AC Schnitzer
 Alfa Romeo
 APS Sportec
 Aston Martin
 Auto Union
 Cooper Tires
 David Brown
 David Brown Automotive
 De Tomaso
 Detroit Electric
 Eagle E-type
 edo competition
 FAB Design

 Factory Five
 Faralli & Mazzanti
 General Motors
 Gordon Murray
 Gordon Murray Automotive
 Gordon Murray Design
 Gray Design
 Great Wall
 Heffner Performance
 Joss Developments
 Land Rover
 Loma Performance
 Monte Carlo
 Nichols Cars

 Project Runningblade
 Project Velocity
 Range Rover
 Red Bull
 Ronn Motor Company
 SDR Sportscars
 The Little Car Company
 Thunder Power
 Tommy Kaira
 Vanda Electrics
 VL Automotive


External links:   | Irish Car Market News |

Internal links:   | Home | Privacy | Contact us | Archives | Old motor show reports | Follow Car Enthusiast on Twitter | Copyright 1999-2024 ©