Next year a replacement for the flagship S80 sedan is expected to arrive and its name will reportedly change to the S90.
This week Volvo took the wraps off the all-new Volvo XC90 SUV, the first model from its revamped lineup. Next year a replacement for the flagship S80 sedan is expected to arrive and its name will reportedly change to the S90.
The S90 will be based on the same platform as the new XC90 and it will also share its powertrains. Even though the S90 will move it a bit upmarket from the current S80, Volvo is quick to kill rumors that the automaker is targeting the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
“We will never have V12 or V8 engines. We use this Twin Engine [turbo-supercharged plug-in hybrid drivetrain] concept in a bigger S90 sedan. I think Mercedes will not see this as [an] S-Class [competitor],” Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson told Motoring.
This means that the S90 will be offered with the same four-cylinder engines as the new XC90. The 2015 XC90 is powered by a 318-hp turbocharged and supercharged 2.0L four-cylinder, while a plug-in hybrid version generates a total 400-hp.
The 2016 S90 is expected to go on sale in the second half of 2015 and a V90 wagon version is also expected. A long-wheelbase S90 is also planned for the Chinese market, but it could also be offered in the U.S. and Europe.