Powered by
  • WheelsWheels
  • 4X4 Australia4X4 Australia
  • Street MachineStreet Machine
  • Trade Unique CarsTrade Unique Cars

Volvo V90 first look

By Anna Kantilaftas, 19 Feb 2016 Car News

Volvo V90 first look

Iconic Volvo nameplate returns in all its glory

For many people, the V90 is an iconic Volvo family wagon.

Now, almost 20 years since the name was retired, Volvo is bringing the wagon back in a big, beautiful, technologically-packed way.

With an official debut set for the Geneva Motor Show, Volvo has given us an early look at the newest member of its family.

Based on the same platform as its siblings, the S90 sedan and XC90 SUV, the V90 will be available in front- and all-wheel drive with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine.

Volvo V90 side

Measuring in at 4936mm long, 1890mm wide, 1475mm tall and set on a 2941mm wheelbase, the V90 isn’t small, but nor is it as spacious as some of its competitors. That aside, it’s jam-packed with all the latest safety technology including collision avoidance and mitigation technology, Pilot Assist II, run-off road mitigation and the very cool large animal detection.

The Volvo V90 line-up will include three petrol variants: a front-wheel drive T5 with turbocharged motor; an all-wheel drive T6; and a twin-charged plug-in hybrid T8. Two turbo-diesel models will also be offered: a twin-turbo-diesel D4; and an all-wheel drive twin-turbodiesel D5.

Fast, safe and won’t hurt any large animals? Sounds pretty good to us.