After presenting the Volvo S90 the Swedish House could not leave the family version, a tradition that has lasted for more than 60 years and that made famous cars Made in Gothenburg. The new Volvo V90 was developed to respond to the needs of those who need lots of cargo space, safety, technology and luxury, but do not want to go to the SUV that is called in the case of Volvo XC90. By the latter and from the Volvo S90 V90 resumes SPA modular architecture, reinterpreted with the forms of classical and modern station wagon measuring 4.9362.0191.475 mm and above all has in place a luggage compartment of 1,526 liters which accessed by a sharply raked tailgate. The engine range consists of petrol units, diesel, and hybrid plug-in that will be previewed at the Geneva Motor Show in waiting for the commercialization in September.
In addition to showing a style equal to that of S90 in front and up to the windshield, the Volvo V90 features the classic longitudinal roof rails, the L rear lights with strong vertical development, and a luxury cockpit-oriented. Not for nothing, the V90 must indeed challenge major German competitors such as the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series ready for the next generation, and the Mercedes E-Class which debuted at the Geneva Motor Show and it does, as well as finishes, leathers and premium materials with the guidance semi-autonomous Pilot Assist, the driving aids IntelliSafe series, integration Apple CarPlay for smartphones, and the availability of a hybrid version plug-in called T8 Twin Engine. All V90 have then 8-speed automatic transmission developed with Aisin AW, another important element to address a market dominated by large German station wagon.
Starting from the top version of the range, the Volvo V90 T8 Twin Engine AWD, we see that the new Swedish wagon can have all-wheel drive, petrol engine 2.0 turbo + volumetric and electric motor for a total of 407 hp, and electric range of almost 50 km. The 5.2 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h already say a lot of possibilities of this V90 T8 that the combined cycle consumes 2.1 l / 100 km and can be recharged in 2.5 hours from a socket 16A. With the same engine 2.0, but without electricity, the V90 T6 AWD 320 hp instead, touching 250 km / h and accelerates from 0 to 100 in 6.1 seconds, while with only the turbo V90 T4 boasts 254 hp, 230 km/h, and 7 seconds flat. The diesel range, the most interesting for Europe and Italy, is made instead from the V90 D4 with 4-cylinder 2.0 190 hp (225 km / h and 8.5 seconds) that on average consumes 4.5 l / 100 km and the most powerful and integral V90 D5 AWD with 235 hp, 240 km/h, 7.2 seconds, and 4.9 l/100 km.