Volvo has commenced the teasing game for its S90 set to premiere in January at the Detroit Motor Show.

Volvo has commenced the teasing game for its S90 set to premiere in January at the Detroit Motor Show.

A ridiculous amount of images with official S90 scale models showed the exterior design, but that hasn’t stopped Volvo from taking the teaser route. Set to replace the aging S80, the all-new S90 will be Sweden’s adversary for the German E-Class/5-Series/A6 trio and will stand out from the crowd with a fresh design taking cues from the second-generation XC90.

The premium sedan will have those fancy Thor’s Hammer LED daytime running lights, a prominent front grille, large C-shaped taillights, and big “Volvo” lettering on the trunk lid. The sleek roofline will enable an elegant profile for what will represent Volvo's flagship model until the S100's launch in the years to come.

It will be larger than the S80, but at the same time lighter as a result of making the switch to the SPA platform. Don’t expect to see any large engines as all of them will have four cylinders since Volvo has set its sights on efficiency. The range-topping model will have a hybrid setup with 394 bhp (293 kW) as in the XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid model.

Should the trunk’s capacity not suffice, a Volvo V90 wagon will be introduced later in 2016 and we have already seen it in scale model guise. The mid-size duo will carry over the XC90’s elegant interior cabin, but with slightly minor changes to the air vents and trim. Expect to find significantly more space inside thanks to the elongated wheelbase granting superior rear legroom.

The Volvo S90 will receive its world premiere in January 2016 at the Detroit Motor Show (NAIAS).

Gallery: Volvo S90 teased ahead of Detroit reveal in January