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2016 Volvo V90 Estate

Press release edited by Franky Johnson

The eagerly-awaited Volvo V90 has been officially revealed in Stockholm, Sweden. The stylish and versatile V90 is the latest in the premium car maker’s top-of-the-line 90 series, sitting alongside the award-winning XC90 SUV and the recently-revealed S90 premium sedan.

Building on Volvo Cars’ indisputable heritage in the estate segment, which began over 60 years ago with the Volvo Duett, the new Volvo V90 takes the premium estate a clear step forward in terms of aesthetics, materials and finish, while living up to the ultimately practical nature of any true estate.

“We have a very strong position in the estate segment,” says Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars. “In many people’s minds we are known as the definitive estate brand. While the Volvo brand today stands for more than estates, we are proud to carry forward this rich heritage with the V90.”

The new V90 is the third car unveiled in Volvo’s range-topping 90 series, all of which are built on the company’s specially-designed and fully modular Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), which has opened up a range of new opportunities in terms of how Volvos can be designed, built and equipped.

“The modern premium estate is all about the intriguing combination of a luxurious experience with the functional origins of an estate’s silhouette. The sophisticated ambience of our new Volvo interiors is combined with great cargo space, providing the right kind of functionality – either through connectivity or cargo and storage solutions,” says Thomas Ingenlath, senior vice president for design at Volvo Cars.

The new V90 delivers cutting-edge Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving technology – the most advanced standard safety package on the market – with large animal detection and run-off road mitigation, and class-leading connectivity. Engineering excellence is headlined by Volvo Cars’ new PowerPulse diesel technology as well as the revered T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid drivetrain – which offers around 300 kW and a pure electric range of around 50 km.

However, sad to say but the all-new Volvo V90 is currently not planned for South African markets, owing to our smaller market demands.

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