The countdown is on for the new 2017 Volvo 90 wagon.
Yes, Volvo is going back to its roots by unveiling the V90 next week in Stockholm, on February 18th to be exact.
The V90 replaces the V70 introduced in 2007 and as you might imagine, it’s based on the same platform as the new XC90 crossover and S90 sedan. (It’s basically the wagon version of the S90.) Both of which are getting raves from everyone.
The new V90 will be sold in the U.S. as the Swedish automaker seeks to expand under its Chinese owners. It will compete against wagon derivatives of the BMW 5 series, Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E class.
In honor of the occasion, Volvo is taking us down memory lane with some vintage pics of its older wagons. Volvo says it’s sold over 6 million wagons over the past 60 years. That is roughly one third of all the vehicles it’s sold since 1927.
The wagon building heritage started with the Volvo Duett which launched in 1953.
Volvo’s three newest models — the V90, XC90 and S90 — all share Volvo’s new SPA modular architecture. They’re all being built at the automaker’s main plant in Torslanda, near Gothenburg. Volvo also plans to offer plug-in hybrid variants.
The V90’s public debut will be in Geneva this March.