2017 Volvo V90 – Sophisticated and Practical

2017 Volvo V90 – Sophisticated and Practical

Volvo has unveiled the third revamped model in its top-of-the-line 90 Series – the all-new V90.

Joining the award-winning XC90 and recently launched S90, the V90 is an all-new premium estate car. The V90 lives up to the practical nature of any true estate, but adds a classy style and luxurious materials and finish.

“We have a very strong position in the estate segment,” said Hakan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars. “In many people’s minds we are known as the definitive estate brand. While the Volvo brand today stands for more than estates, we are proud to carry forward this heritage with the V90.”

Thomas Ingenlath, senior vice president for design at Volvo Cars, further added, “the modern premium estate is all about the intriguing combination of a luxurious experience with the functional origins of the estate silhouette. The sophisticated ambience of our new Volvo Interiors is combined with a great cargo space, providing the right kind of functionality – whether through connectivity or cargo and storage solutions.”

All three in the series share Volvo’s specially-designed and fully modular Scalable Product Architecture. Also, the new V90 features the brand’s cutting edge Pilot Assist semi-autonomous drive technology, which can detect large animals and has run-off road mitigation.

It is also expected that the V90 will share the same family of engines as its 90 Series siblings. The range consists of Volvo’s new generation of Drive-E powertrains, which provide refined performance while using less fuel and producing fewer emissions.

Inside, the V90 will boast a near identical interior as the S90. There will be plenty of leather, wood and glass, with very little visible plastic. The tablet-like touchscreen will run the infotainment system and be Apple CarPlay compatible.

The obvious difference with the V90 is the additional cargo space. Volvo claims it offers 1526 litres of boot space.

Volvo should be taking pre-orders soon and the 2017 V90 will start arriving in dealerships early next year.

What do you think about the 2017 Volvo V90? Do you appreciate the blend of sophistication and practicality?

Consumer Expert Mike Ratcliffe

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