2017 Volvo S90 ReviewAugust 21, 2016
Swedish Motor Company decided to compete in the premium segment sedan car with such giants as Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, releasing a new model called the Volvo S90. New S90 replaced the previous model – S80. Volvo S80, which released in 2006, has long waited for a replacement. Officially, the new Volvo S90 was presented at the Detroit auto show in 2016.
The design of the new model have shown long before the official premiere on the example of a toy model. Stylistically new sedan is similar to the SUV XC90: in both models, alike chrome radiator grill with a large company logo in the middle, the same high and wide bumper and, most importantly, the T-shaped lights front headlights, which are Volvo’s called “Thor’s hammer”.
Volvo S90 length is 4,963 mm, width 1,890 mm, height of 1,443 mm and wheelbase of 2.941mm. Claimed ground clearance is 152 mm. Depending on the engine version the weight of the new sedan will be from 1800 to 2150 kg, and the drag coefficient will amount to 0.28-0.29. The luggage compartment will be 500 liters, and if you fold the rear passenger seats it will increase to 1978 liters.
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Volvo S90 will use mechanical parts and modular platform SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) from the new XC90. As a result, we get a hybrid version with a 2.0 liter 400 hp T8 and 640 Nm of torque, the 2.0 liter T6 engine power of 320 hp and 400 Nm of torque, D5 diesel engine capacity of 2.0 liters and 235 hp and 480 Nm of torque and the 2.0 liter diesel engine capacity of 190 hp D4 and 400 Nm of torque. Sedans are equipped with 6-speed manual gearbox and 8-stepped automatic transmission.
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h on D4 diesel engine will be 8.2 seconds, more powerful D5 diesel engines, this indicator will be better and will be 7.3 seconds. The most powerful version of the engine T8 accelerates to 100 km/h from the place by 5.2 seconds. Electrical plant planned for a 50 km run.
Machines with optional air suspension in Comfort mode, pleasing smoothness. As always Volvo models in their business class tried to focus on comfort. At the request the sedan’s driver can switch the Dynamic mode, instantly lead to the fact that the chassis instantly customize in sports driving. Thanks for that the steering wheel is more stringent and the accelerator withdrawn even a slight pressure. S90 sedan slowed down smoothly and confidently. Undercarriage has two-purchases spring suspension front and rear polypurchases.
A real car for drivers, it is obvious even to start the engine when you look at the dashboard and front console that is aimed at the driver. Even after two or three hours to control, you get out of the car and feel calm and relaxed, as in the beginning of the trip. Design and quality control in perfect harmony.
Inside and outside the new S90, you feel incredible care and attention. On the rare northern species of wood to the elegant contour lines on the bonnet, each piece is a prime example of genuine Scandinavian craftsmanship.
A world-class security is natural result of creativity and ingenuity of Volvo’s engineers. In addition to a strong body and for the standard Volvo safety features such as airbags, Stability control system of braking, automatic braking, lane monitoring system objects that are in the “dead zone.” The new sedan is equipped with Pilot Assist. The technology helps the driver and automatically maintains the set speed or distance to the vehicle ahead, and controls to move the car within the chosen lane. The control system includes a neat effect, which keeps the car within road markings at speeds up to 130 km/h.
Also S90 proposes new global innovation that was realized in the system City Safety. This feature allows you to define the way of pedestrians, cyclists and large animals. The car will alert the driver and, if necessary, slow down when you do not have time to react. The Volvo City Safety system will be useful in case of risk of collision with vehicles that are slowly moving in front of your car or standing behind. Also provided high beam assistant. You no longer have to move from near to distant light, because the beam assistant will automatically switch control in response to vehicles moving in the opposite direction.
As ever proved XC90, which Volvo can make a modern, luxurious interior, the premium S90 can does this as well, and this is no exception. In the center dashboard mounted 9-inch touchscreen display Sensus Navigation, which is part of your digital world. The system does not distract you from driving, because it is easy to use. With it will be easier to navigate in space.
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Volvo S90 interior is also almost similar to the interior of the model XC90 by high quality materials, comfortable front seats that have a large number of electrical adjustment, heating, ventilation system, digital dashboard and a large display in a central panel.
Five-seater S90 can boasts a high-end stereo. This innovative Premium sound audio system from Bowers & Wilkins includes vented subwoofer that built into the passenger compartment and high frequency speaker integrated in the dashboard. Through the dashboard on the windshield all the important information is always the sight of the driver. He was not distracted from the road. Behind the scenes connected with the central display of your car technology Apple CarPlay lets you enjoy your Volvo S90 all that you love in your iPhone.