After the new S90 and V90 were unveiled during this March Geneva Motor Show, Volvo announced it has oppened the order books for both models in the UK, with on-the-road prices starting at £32,555 for the S90 saloon and £34,555 for the V90 estate.
Built on Volvo’s all-new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform with Drive-E powertrains both cars feature the new face of Volvo, including the T-shaped LED headlights.
Both models will initially be available with a choice of two 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engines – the tax-efficient D4 and the powerful and refined D5 PowerPulse – and in two trim levels, Momentum and Inscription.
The front-wheel-drive 190 hp D4 comes with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, and offers combined fuel consumption of 64.2 mpg and CO2 emissions of just 116 g/km in the S90. In the V90, these figures are 62.8 mpg and 119 g/km.
The 235 hp D5 utilises an innovative technology called PowerPulse to boost responsiveness. To harness the engine’s power, the D5 PowerPulse comes with all-wheel drive. An eight-speed automatic gearbox is also standard.
Every version of the S90 and V90 is luxuriously equipped. As standard, even entry-level Momentum cars come with leather upholstery, LED headlights with active high beam, two-zone climate control with ‘CleanZone’ air-filtration system, keyless engine starting and heated front seats.
Volvo’s Sensus infotainment system is also standard. This brings a 9” touch screen, satellite navigation (including lifetime annual map updates), a sophisticated voice-control system, and access to the internet and a range of cloud-based apps such as TuneIn, Stitcher and Yelp. The S90 gets a powered bootlid, too, while the V90 benefits from a powered tailgate.
The latest version of City Safety is also fitted to every S90 and V90. This includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, and the world-first application of large-animal detection. This feature helps to avoid or limit the severity of collisions with large animals such as deer or horses both at night and during the day.
Both models are available to order now, with the first S90 customer deliveries expected in September and the first V90s in October.