Published on www.automobilemag.com
December 29, 2015
A few weeks ahead of its official public debut at the 2016 Detroit auto show, we can now take a closer look at the interior of the 2017 Volvo S90 luxury sedan thanks to a new video. The clip shows the high-end trim pieces and equipment inside the new sedan, most of which match what we’ve already come to know and love in the 2016 Volvo XC90 crossover.
The S90 is the second new Volvo to be built off the company’s SPA flexible chassis that also was used for the XC90 crossover and will be employed by the V90 wagon. On the outside, the sedan carries over many of the distinctive design cues from the XC90, including the wide-mouth front grille, narrow headlights with “Thor’s hammer” running lights, a pronounced shoulder line along the side of the car, and vertical taillight assemblies surrounding the trunklid.
Within the sumptuous cabin, the similarities continue. As this video shows, high-end versions of the 2017 Volvo S90 will be offered with matte-finish wood trim across its dashboard, along with leather for the seats, door panels, and parts of the center console. An enormous touchscreen infotainment system dominates the center stack, replacing dozens of buttons to control nearly all of the car’s functions. Ahead of the driver, look for another color display, featuring the Volvo’s instruments and navigation information.
Just like the XC90, the 2017 Volvo S90 will offer a new Bowers & Wilkins sound system with elegant metal speaker grilles and a “tweeter-on-top” center speaker perched atop the dashboard. Back-seat passengers will benefit from a touchscreen climate-control interface at the back of the center console, while the driver and passenger can take advantage of a large storage bin next to the car’s shifter. As in the XC90, the 2017 Volvo S90 will use stylish metal-finish controls for its chunky engine start-stop button and its rotary drive-mode selector. Expect all of Volvo’s newest safety features to be available, including pre-collision warning and braking features, as well as lane-departure prevention and adaptive cruise control.
Up front, the 2017 Volvo S90 will use a 2.0-liter turbo- and supercharged inline-four engine, which makes 315 hp and 295 lb-ft in the XC90. Volvo will also offer the S90 with its T5 turbo-four engine, and its upcoming T8 plug-in hybrid powertrain.
With the 2017 Volvo S90 making its public debut in early January, we can expect to see the car on sale toward the end of 2016. Until then, take a closer look at the car’s interior in the video below.