What Car? has published extensive details concerning Volvo’s upcoming flagship sedan, the S90.

What Car? has published extensive details concerning Volvo’s upcoming flagship sedan, the S90.

We already know it will replace the aging S80 in the lineup and that it will also spawn a V90 wagon designed after the stunning Concept Estate. The S90 will draw its styling cues from the Concept Universe unveiled back in 2011 at the Shanghai Auto Show and will ride on the same newly developed platform as the second-gen XC90 from where it will source just about all engines.

Expect the range-topping version to be the T8 Twin Engine which mixes up a four-cylinder 2.0-liter supercharged & turbocharged gasoline engine with a rear-mounted electric motor. In the XC90, this hardware combo grants a combined output of 400 HP (294 kW) and 640 Nm (472 lb-ft) and chances are the S90 will get an identical setup. The high-voltage battery pack should provide enough juice for an electric range of around 25 miles (40 km).

Set to be built in China, the Volvo S90 will likely be more expensive than the outgoing S80 but it is understandable taking into account it will be literally an all-new model thanks to the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) which will eventually be used on all medium to large Volvos.

The S90 is scheduled to go on sale in 2016 but it will probably be revealed in the second half of this year. Shortly after the sedan’s introduction, the aforementioned V90 wagon will follow and will probably share the same assembly line with the S90 at the Daqing factory in China where they continue to make the first XC90 sold locally with the “XC Classic” moniker.

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