Volvo V90 (2016) price and release date: Everything you need to know about Volvo’s ultimate estate
At the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, we had the chance to look at the all-new 2016 Volvo V90 – and it’s probably the best estate Volvo has made.
With cars like the Rimac Concept_One and the Bugatti Chiron, the Volvo V90 was understandably overlooked, but it was probably one of the most impressive and stylish cars we saw at the show. Volvo has always been associated with boxy, safe estates, and in some ways the Volvo V90 continues the trend – but adds a barrel-load of technology to the formula.
Volvo V90: Price
Auto Express thinks prices will start around £33,000, but as with any executive car, you’ll probably be paying closer to double that for a fully laden example.[gallery:4]
Volvo V90: Interior
Although the Volvo V90 looks like a fresh version of older Volvo estates, the biggest change to the Volvo V90 comes in the interior. Volvo says the V90 will use the same Sensus infotainment system we saw on the XC90, and that can only be a good thing. We’re usually wary of in-car tech systems, but Volvo’s Sensus system was quick and repsonsive when we used it. It’s also posed for CarPlay integration, so you’ll be able to use your iPhone with it too. We didn’t see any evidence of it at Geneva, but we also expect the Volvo V90 to have the option of a stunning Bowers & Wilkins sound system.
Volvo V90: Driverless safety
Volvo itself on safety, and in 2016 that means semi-autonomous features that prevent or correct human error. The V90 will also use an upgraded version of Volvo’s semi-autonomous Pilot Assist II software as standard – and the V90 also comes with all the other safety conscious features you’d expect – like road sign recognition, lane keep assist and more.[gallery:3]
Volvo V90: Performance
The technology continues under the bonnet, where Volvo is also planning to introduce a T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid model. Despite the V90’s hefty size, the 407hp the T8 engine generates is enough for a 0-62mph time of just 5.2 seconds. And if that’s not enough, Volvo says it will also be releasing Polestar models with even more power.
Put that all together, and you have the most futuristic yet traditional Volvo ever made. We can’t wait to drive one.
Volvo V90: Release date
Volvo hasn’t yet announced a release date for the Volvo V90, but going on previous launches, we expect the first V90 customers to get their cars in mid-2017.
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