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Is this the 2016 Volvo S90 luxury sedan?

August 31, 2015

Toy/model cars seem to be a great source lately for uncovering future car designs. Here is a scale model showing what appears to be the 2016 Volvo S90.

2016 Volvo S90 model

Volvo hasn’t even revealed the model to the public, yet, toy manufacturers in Asia have already been given the plans to make a model version. Well, it certainly seems that way anyway.

It definitely looks legitimate, borrowing the ‘Thor’ hammer headlight design first showcased on the new XC90 SUV. There’s also a large, pronounced front grille, and an interesting rear end featuring large C-shaped taillights.

Overall, the car looks to be inspired by the Concept Coupe unveiled by Volvo in 2013. It’s a long and elegant sedan shape with a slight four-door coupe-like roofline.

No official details have been announced yet. However, the new model, replacing the S80, is set to be built on Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture that will underpin many showroom models in the future.

Power is expected to come from a similar lineup as seen in the XC90, likely including a range-topping ‘T8’ hybrid with a 2.0-litre turbo and electric motor system producing a combined 300kW.

Judging purely by the fact that scale models are already being made, we expect Volvo to unveil the car in full size form in the very near future. We’ll keep you updated.

2016 Volvo S90 sedan model-rear

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.