Swedish website Teknikens Varld has leaked images of a 1:43 scale model of the upcoming Volvo S90 luxury sedan ahead of its global debut early next year. The new S90, which replaces the current and aging Volvo S80 sedan, will compete with the next generation of Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
The Volvo S90 is the second model to use the company’s new Scalable Product Architecture and design language after the 2016 Volvo XC90 luxury sport utility vehicle. Like the XC90, the S90 will use the same “Thor’s Hammer” headlight design and a similarly shaped grille.
At the side, the curved greenhouse transitions into a sloping rear window, giving the sedan a “fastback” shape, which vaguely resembles that of the Audi A7 sportback. The rear end of the S90 is completed by a stubby decklid and C shaped taillights.
The upcoming Volvo S90 will ditch the current turbocharged inline six cylinder engine and will use versions of the company’s Drive-E 2.0 L four-cylinder engines. U.S. bound S90 sedans will most likely us the 316 horsepower turbocharged and supercharged motor, currently found in the XC90 SUV. European spec Volvo S90 sedans and V90 wagons can be optioned with diesel engines as well.
A new full-size Volvo V90 wagon will join the lineup a few months after the sedan’s global debut, which is expected at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.
Information and Image Source: Teknikens Varld