The 2018 Volvo S90 is a mid-size luxury car.Since it was first introduced to the market in 2006, it has undergone some technological changes. The new model comes with an elegant design and is more fuel efficient. Further, it is equipped with better safety features that give a comfortable ride compared to the outgoing model. It competes with Mercedes-Benz E-class, BMW 5 series, Jaguar XF, Audi A6, Lexus GS, Infiniti Q70 and Hyundai Genesis.
2018 Volvo S90 – Exterior and Interior Design
The interior has been redesigned and features new concave grille, daytime running lights and taillights. The roof-line is now lower compared to the predecessor. In addition, it has a longer side glass area and is fitted with a sporty bumper. It has dimensions of 195.4 inches long, 74.0 inches wide and a height of 56.8 inches. In fact, it is 1.1 inches wider than the outgoing model. The wheelbase is 4.1-inch longer. The car comes as a four-door sedan. The trunk can be opened by waving the foot on the underside of the rear bumper thanks to the hands-free opening function.
The interior has a more luxurious cabin. It is fitted with adjustable and well-contoured seats. They are heated and well cushioned which makes them more comfortable and gives an excellent support. Occupants can enjoy a bigger leg and head room. The car has 17.7 cubic feet of cargo space. Secondly, run-off-road the 2018 Volvo S90 has a 9.0 inch LCD screen which helps in controlling functions like climate and navigation control. In addition, it comes with an updated entertainment system. The inside trimming has been done with a quality leather material and has a fine wood finish.
The 2018 Volvo S90 comes with advanced safety technology features which include forward collision-off-road mitigation, electric powered brakes, lane departure warning and electrically assisted steering wheel. The city safety package is able to detect pedestrians, vehicles, and animals when the car is above 4 km/h. Driving assistance feature includes adaptive cruise control as well as standard pilot assist function which assists in acceleration, braking and controls the steering wheel.
2018 Volvo S90 – Engine and Performance
It will come in two engine options. First, it will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine which produces 250 hp and 346 pound-feet. The engine gives fast acceleration since from 0-60 mph it takes approximately 5.1 seconds. The other option will be a 2.0-liter supercharged engine that works with an electric drive system to produce 400 hp and 472 lb-feet of torque. There are two transmission choices hence, the engines will be mated to either a 6 or 8-speed automatic transmission. The electric engine gives better fuel efficiency with a range of 25 mpg in the city and a combined 27 mpg. The 2018 Volvo S90 will be an all-wheel drive. At high rpm, the engine produces very good sound. Likewise, when driving in dynamic mode, the engine produces less noise. It also comes with start-stop technology.
2018 Volvo S90 – Price and Release Date
The Volvo S90 2018 is expected to be released early 2018. The approximated retail price is $46,500. However, there is no official communication yet from Volvo.