2016 Volvo S90 officially revealed

Following a number of reveals via leaked toys, and a few teasers, Volvo has now gone ahead and revealed the all-new 2016 Volvo S90 large luxury sedan.

2016 Volvo S90

First up, the design. It carries over a similar theme as seen on the latest XC90 SUV, with rounded headlights and Thor hammer LEDs, a prominent front grille, high waist, and a squared off rear end. Håkan Samuelsson, president and CEO at Volvo Car Group, said:

“With the launch of the XC90, we made a clear statement of intent. We are now clearly and firmly in the game. With $11 USD billion of investment over the past five years, we have not only reimagined what Volvo Cars can be – we are now delivering on our promise of a resurgent and relevant Volvo Cars brand.”

As you would expect, the new S90 comes with a host of advanced safety technologies, including Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving capability. There’s also cloud-based apps and services, and a more advanced version of Volvo’s City Safety system which is now able to detect large animals such as horses, in day or night.

2016 Volvo S90-moose detection

In the engine compartment sits the T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid system with a maximum output of 300kW and 640Nm. Performance figures haven’t been mentioned but it does offer a fuel consumption average of just 1.9L/100km.

Buyers will also be able to select the T6 unit, comprising of a 2.0-litre turbo producing 235kW and 400Nm. The T6 is able to sprint from 0-100km/h in 5.8 seconds, and offers an average consumption of 7.3L/100km.

With an overall length just a shave under five metres, and a width of 1890mm, it’s no wonder the interior of the new S90 has been made as large and accommodating as possible. And, well, just look it. Volvo has used a blend of fine leathers, with intricate detailing around the centre console and door trims, and plenty of exclusive trimmings. In the back is a 500-litre boot.

2016 Volvo S90-interior

Market entry for the large sedan is expected to take place later next year in Australia, with a public debut taking place at the Detroit auto show in January. A V90 wagon version is set to be on the way.