In a sea of SUVs, Volvo is hoping the station wagon can break through the noise and make a comeback.
Thursday, the automaker pulled the wraps off the new V90 Wagon in Sweden. The wagon is part of the automaker’s new 90 series lineup, which also features the XC90 SUV and S90 sedan. Think of it as basically the wagon version of the S90. It’s built on the company’s new modular Scalable Produce Architecture used for the entire 90 series.
Of course, Volvo is no stranger to wagons. They are a huge part of the company’s heritage. After all, the automaker began building them over 60 years ago with the Volvo Duett.
The V90 is certainly a long way from that. The V90 will get you over the hill and to grandma’s house with Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving technology, along with safety features like large animal detection and run-off road mitigation.
Driving dynamics are a big focus according to Volvo. The powertrain delivers more than 400 horsepower and there’s a T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid version.
“We have a very strong offer in the V90. The T8 Twin Engine gas plug-in hybrid will deliver around 400 hp and a pure electric range of around 50 km,” said Dr Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Cars.
We’re still waiting for more details about the interior and pricing information.
The Volvo V90 will make it official public debut in Geneva next month and is scheduled to arrive in the United States in 2017.