Is The Volvo S90 The 400-HP Luxury Car That Can Beat The Germans?

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Sweden’s newest luxury vehicle looks simply stunning.

Germany has ruled over the luxury market for a number of years, but that hasn’t stopped Volvo from attempting to fight its way into the market. With the 2017 Volvo S90, the automaker may finally have its best shot at winning drivers over. While the S90’s official reveal will be at the Detroit Motor Show in January, Volvo has released stunning pictures of the car and juicy details early. The S90 utilizes the same platform as the XC90 SUV, which means that the sedan will have the same supercharged and turbocharged, hybrid T8 powertrain setup.

The S90 with the T8 hybrid powertrain is estimated to make roughly 400 hp and sprint to 60 mph in under five seconds, which is fast for a hybrid and a luxury vehicle. The S90 will also come in a non-hybrid model, which will have the same T6 motor from the XC90 SUV, which is rumored to make around 300 hp. There will also be a less-powerful T5 variant, too. Besides its powerful powertrains, the S90 will also have a semi-autonomous system that will be able to steer the vehicle at approximately 80 mph on the highway. In addition to being able to drive itself, the S90 will have a Volvo City System that can detect large animals at day or night, offer warnings and brake support to avoid a collision.

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The interior will be similar to the XC90, with a large, tablet-like Sensus Connect infotainment system taking up a lot of room. The infotainment system is a welcome change to the mass of buttons found on the Volvo S80 and S60 sedans. Dr. Peter Mertens, senior vice president of research & development at Volvo Car Group, believes that the new S90 has taken the automaker to a new level. “The S90 has taken a big stride forwards in terms of driving dynamics, performance and ride,” stated Mertens. “We have completely redesigned the Volvo driving experience from the ground up to deliver a sense of precision, engaging control and comfort.” The S90 will have its official reveal in January and should be in dealerships by June.

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