2016 Volvo S90 FIRST LOOK

2016 Volvo S90 FIRST LOOK by Auto Critic Steve Hammes

Volvo’s long-awaited resurgence is now under way with a bevy of new product luring shoppers to discover their brand of unique Scandinavian luxury.

Location Volvo S90 Front Mussel Blue

Replacing the S80 is Volvo’s new flagship – the first ever S90.  Looking to stir up the traditionally conservative midsize segment, the S90 aims to set a new standard with superior materials, technology, comfort and class-leading semi-autonomous features.

Three engine choices are available – all with Volvo’s trademark Drive-E technology designed to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions: the 2.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged 4-cylinder gas engine known as the T6, a turbocharged version of that engine known as the T5, and the T8 – a plug-in hybrid version with standard all-wheel drive.  An 8-speed automatic with start-stop technology is standard.

Some markets will offer a 6-speed manual transmission and diesel engine options.  Volvo says the S90 takes a big step forward in terms of driving dynamics, performance and ride.  Meanwhile, the interior utilizes the Sensus Connect touchscreen that debuted in the XC90, providing a clutter-free environment with minimal dashboard buttons.

The company says they have completely redesigned the Volvo driving experience from the ground up to deliver a sense of precision, engaging control and comfort.

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