Built on the same SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) platform as the upcoming S90 flagship sedan and the XC90 SUV, the V90 is expected to be offered with a wide range of powertrains, including four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, as well as the range topping T8 hybrid.
The V90 will replace the current V70 model, and is also expected to be offered in a Cross Country version. It will most probably feature the same technical features as the recently previewed Volvo S90. In fact, there are also chances for the wagon to have more safety features than its sedan sibling.
The Swedish manufacturer also added that the V90, which is basically an estate version of the S90 sedan (below), is inspired by many iconic wagons Volvo has built before – such as the 1953 Duett and the 850 T5-R. The S90 is set to go on sale in USA and major European markets some time in the second half of this year.
Besides that, the 221 Amazon, followed by models like the 1800 ES and the 245, which remained in production from 1974 through 1993, as well as the 960, which was the last rear-wheel drive to be built by Volvo, are expected to have their influences on the new V90 as well.
To date, Volvo reported that it has sold over 6 million wagons, or roughly one third of all the vehicles it has sold since its founding in 1927. We're looking forward to seeing how the new V90 shapes up, but in the meantime, we shall wait for the arrival of the V90 patiently.
All set to make its global debut in Stockholm next week, the car will also be featured at the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show in March, and is expected to go on sale globally in the final qurter of the year.
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