The 2017 Volvo S90: This Is It

Aaron Cole
by Aaron Cole
the 2017 volvo s90 this is it

Forget waiting until 12:30 p.m. Eastern for the official reveal, here’s the new Volvo S90 right here in all its glory.

In addition to everything we’ve already known: Thor’s Hammer headlights, large 9-inch touchscreen, Pilot Assist semiautonomous driving and twin-charged four cylinder engine (with plug-in hybrid coming later), the S90 will get large animal detection as part of its City Safe features.

The moose of Gothenburg fear no more.

Volvo’s large sedan is the follow-up album to its XC90 hit, which last month was named Motor Trend’s SUV of the year.

The S90 will be built on Volvo’s newest shared architecture that’ll it stretch and shrink for upcoming applications. A wagon, V90 version will be coming based on the sedan, but it’s unclear if that’ll make it stateside.

The plug-in hybrid version will sport a 9.2 kWh battery that’ll power the sedan for up to 27 miles and delivers 407 combined horsepower and 472 pounds-feet of twist, according to Volvo’s specs. Without electrons, the twin-charged four produces 320 horsepower and 295 pounds-feet of torque and motivates the sedan up to 60 mph in under 6 seconds.

According to Volvo, the plug-in hybrid version will manage 123 mpg in a combined cycle, the twin-charged four will manage 32 mpg.

Both engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Diesel and a manual version of the sedan will be offered, but it’s highly unlikely that those models make their way to the States, sever.

There’s a lot more to look at so you can watch the reveal here at 12:30 p.m. Eastern.


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  • Honda_lawn_art Honda_lawn_art on Dec 02, 2015

    Nice! Gotta bit of '54 Kaiser goin' on there.

  • Pb35 Pb35 on Dec 03, 2015

    I purchased a 2007 XC90 V8 Sport new. This year has been especially bad with out of warranty repairs. It caused me to add up all of my invoices for repairs and service over the last 8 years. Total is $17,422. Not sure I will be buying another Volvo and a first year Volvo? haha This car is ok but they have an uphill battle going with a 4 cyl. lineup.

  • JLGOLDEN In order for this total newcomer to grab and hold attention in the US market, the products MUST be an exceptional value. Not many people will pay name-brand money for the pretty mystery. I can appreciate the ambition of selling $50K+ crossovers, but I think they will go farther with their $30K-$40K offerings.
  • Dukeisduke They're where Tesla was when it started - a complete unknown. I haven't heard anything about a dealer network. How are they going to sell these? Direct like Tesla? Franchises picked up by existing new car dealers?
  • Master Baiter As I approach retirement, and watch my IRA and 401K account balances dwindle, I have less and less interest in $150K vehicles.
  • Azfelix With a name that sounds like a bad Google translation, problems appear to permeate every aspect of the company. I suggest a more aggressive advertising campaign during The Super Terrific Happy Hour show to turn things around.
  • Buickman GoneFast.
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