Friday, December 04, 2015
By Manoj Kumawat
Volvo Showcases S90 Through Images
Swedish luxurious car maker Volvo has uncovered the images of its upcoming sedan named as S90, scheduled to make official debut at 2016 Detroit Auto Show in January next year. The S90 sedan is developed on same platform which was used for developing XC90 SUV and will be succeeding the ongoing S80 sedan in India and abroad.
The S90 comes with a clean and powerful T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain equipped with an advanced semi-autonomous drive feature, Pilot Assist. The system gives gentle steering inputs to keep the car properly aligned within lane markings up to motorway speeds of around 130 km/h and no longer needs to follow another car.
Mr. Håkan Samuelsson, President & CEO, Volvo Car Group stated “With the launch of the XC90 we made a clear statement of intent. We are now clearly and firmly in the game. With $11 USD billion of investment over the past five years we have not only reimagined what Volvo Cars can be – we are now delivering on our promise of a resurgent and relevant Volvo Cars brand.”
On exteriors sedan feature square shaped grille with numerous vertical slats and each grill is engraved with Thor's Hammer inspired signature LED headlight which was earlier observed in XC9O, whereas from side car looks quite longer compare to S80 and resembles to coupe with curvier C-pillar with C -shaped tail lamps in rear part makes it look more brighter and attractive. The interiors are luxuriously appointed and connected infotainment systems in the large sedan segment.
The S90 also introduces a world first function to City Safety - large animal detection - a system capable of detecting large animals such as elk, horses or moose, night or day. The technology offers an intuitive warning and brake support to help avoid a collision.
The Swedish car maker has planned to launch seven new cars in Indian car market in 2016 under its existing portfolio, including S90. Once launch it will compete against the likes of Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series and Audi A6.