Here is the all-new Volvo S90 mid-size sedan spied once again undergoing testing procedures in Spain.

Here is the all-new Volvo S90 mid-size sedan spied once again undergoing testing procedures in Spain.

Owned by Geely, the rejuvenated Swedish marque is just about ready to introduce its second all-new model after the 2015 XC90 and it will take the shape of a mid-size sedan set to replace the aging S80. It will be called S90 probably because Volvo wants to show this will be a far better product than its predecessor and we already know it will use the newly developed Scalable Product Architecture (SPA).

This means it is set to use only four-cylinder Drive-E engines and the range-topping version will be a T8 hybrid with a combined output of 400 PS (294 kW) and 640 Nm (472 lb-ft) of torque coming from a 2.0-liter turbocharged & supercharged gasoline engine mixed up with an electric motor while the power transfer will be done through an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The camouflage on this prototype is very extensive, but we have already seen how the car will look on the outside courtesy of some low-res images depicting a possible official scale model. Unsurprisingly, the S90 will take a lot of styling cues from the XC90 and is set to use those appealing Thor's Hammer LED daytime running lights while at the back it's getting large C-shaped taillights.

It will be considerably bigger than the S80 and this should translate into a more spacious interior cabin, especially for the passengers sitting in the back. There's also going to be a bigger trunk while the aforementioned SPA platform will bring some serious weight savings, despite the increased proportions.

Volvo will unveil the S90 before the year's end and initially it will be available in China, with international markets to follow in 2016. Chances are there's going to be a sportier-looking R-Design variant while those in need of extra oomph will have to wait for a Polestar-tweaked model which is probably in the works already. 

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