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2017 Volvo S90 on sale in Australia from $79,900, arrives October

Volvo Australia has announced local pricing and specifications for the svelte new Volvo S90 large luxury sedan. It comes in as the company’s most advanced flagship ever.

2017 Volvo S90

Four main model variants are confirmed for Australia, spanning from the T5 Momentum, D4 Momentum, D5 Inscription, to the range-topping T6 Inscription. The top T8 Twin Engine is set to follow in 2017, along with the V90 wagon.

Kicking off with the T5, it’s powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder developing 187kW and 350Nm. The unit is connected up to an eight-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel drive.

Next up, the D4 uses a 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel engine producing 140kW and 400Nm. It uses the same drivetrain as the T5 above, although promising significant fuel economy benefits.

Stepping up to the D5 gets you a tweaked version of the D4’s engine, churning out an impressive 173kW of power and 480Nm of torque. This unit comes with Volvo’s new PowerPulse electronic turbo technology which helps to build boost sooner. The D5 uses an eight-speed automatic like the others but it comes with all-wheel drive as standard.

Lastly, the T6 comes with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder that’s turbocharged and supercharged. It produces 235kW and 400Nm, and is good for 0-100km/h in an impressive 5.8 seconds. Like the D5, the T6 is all-wheel drive.

2017 Volvo S90-interior

All variants will come with four-zone climate control, a 12.3-inch touch-screen infotainment system, and various safety technologies including Run-Off Road Mitigation, Large Animal Detection, and Volvo’s latest IntelliSafe Assist auto pilot system which is capable of autonomous driving at speeds up to 130km/h.

The all-new model, built on Volvo’s latest SPA platform like the XC90, will officially arrive in showrooms in October. The T6 and D5 arrive first, followed in November by the T5 and D4. See below for starting prices (excluding on-roads), and further below for highlight standard features.

2017 Volvo S90 D4 Momentum – $79,900
2017 Volvo S90 T5 Momentum – $82,400

2017 Volvo S90 D5 Inscription AWD – $96,900
2017 Volvo S90 T6 Inscription AWD – $98,900

T5 Momentum / D4 Momentum

  • Four-zone climate control with AQS
  • Keyless Start
  • 12.3-inch Driver Display
  • Electric front seats with driver side memory and lumbar support
  • Iron ore decor inlay
  • Electric boot lid
  • Thor LED headlights with auto bending
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane Keeping Aid
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Park Assist Pilot
  • 18-inch 10-spoke turbine design
  • Moritz Leather upholstery

D5 Inscription / T6 Inscription

Specifications over and above Momentum:

  • AWD
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Liner Walnut decor inlay
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • 19-inch 10-spoke design
  • Fine Nappa Leather upholstery

Optional Technology Package

Technology Package includes the following:

  • Digital Radio (DAB)
  • 360 degree camera
  • Head Up Display
  • Apple CarPlay + 1 additional USB port

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.