The Volvo estate is a motoring icon. But with the new V90, it’s more beautiful than ever. The V90 is Volvo’s new 5-door, 5-seat large premium estate. It is built on the new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), Volvo’s advanced modular product platform that will underpin all new Volvo cars in the 90 and 60 Series.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 estate cars.
There are 3 model trims to choose from the Momentum, Inscription and the R-Design trim which comes as standard with a revised front bumper with integrated fog lights and a new splitter. The grille features piano black inserts and the five-spoke alloy wheels boast a two-tone diamond cut finish. New floor mats and revised pedals are also fitted as standard, as are sportier front seats with a more heavily contoured design.Two diesel engines are available from launch – the 188hp D4 and the 232hp D5. The latter comes with four-wheel drive as standard, while the D4 sends power to the front wheels – both get an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The plus-400hp T8 petrol-electric hybrid comes later boasting huge performance, cheap running costs and an ability to move under electric power alone.Safety credentials are impressive, with an advanced automatic emergency braking system detecting not only people and cars, but animals as well – coming as standard and a semi-autonomous driving assistant that follows the markings on the road.
The main focus of the V90 is comfort, something the cabin expresses perfectly. The standard leather seats are soft and relaxing. The crown jewel of the interior remains the portrait layout touchscreen, which uses infrared to guess your intentions and comes with Apple Car Play as well as Spotify and Android Auto (later on) without a full screen takeover, meaning you can use both your phone and the car’s screen separately.
Volvo’s T8 Twin Engine delivers all the benefits of a high performance, low emission petrol engine with an electric motor that delivers power on demand with CO2 emissions at just 47 g/km, more than 45 km of pure electric range and a combined power output of around 410 hp. The 187hp D4 model starts off the range and as an entry-level proposition returning fuel economy of 62mpg and emitting 119gm/km of CO2 for a £30 annual road tax bill. The more powerful D5 uses largely the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder, but gets a clever system called Power Pulse, which shoots compressed air into the turbo to make it more responsive.
VOLVO V90 RECHARGE - PLUG-IN HYBRID
Experience the V90 Recharge - the refreshed iconic Scandinavian plug-in hybrid estate car.
• Up to 36 miles pure electric range
• 104.6-134.5 mpg*
• 61-48g C02/km*
• 560 litres cargo capacity
An electric motor and petrol combustion engine work together in the S90 Recharge, meaning reduced tailpipe emissions, improved traction and unrivalled power.
The new S90 Recharge has a refreshed exterior featuring enhanced chrome detailing including a new chrome grille. Choose from 2 exclusive styles: Inscription or R-Design. Experience true luxury on every journey with the beautifully crafted Swedish crystal gear-shifter.
By driving in pure electric mode you can ensure your journey has zero tailpipe emissions. You could complete your daily commute using only the electric motor.
Advanced safety features include: blind spot information system (BLIS™), intelligent driver assist technology, run-off road mitigation system, 360° high definition cameras and cloud-based communication.
Enjoy uncompromised comfort as you travel in the V90 Recharge with the following features: expandable space, open-and-tilt panoramic roof, Bowers & Wilkins speakers, full LED real lights provide energy-efficiency and improved visibility, adjustable in-cabin mood lighting and driver assist with curve speed adaptation.
*The specified fuel consumption values and CO2 emissions were determined in accordance with the newly introduced Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) and additionally measured in practical driving operation using the Real Drive Emission (RDE) method. The figures are WLTP measured values which are reported according to NEFZ. The engines thus comply with the EURO 6d-TEMP emissions standard.
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