Volvo V90 rolled out weeks after the first S90 sedan produced and flagged off from Torslanda plant
Swedish automaker Volvo has rolled out its first unit of the all new V90 premium estate from its Torslanda plant in Sweden from where the first S90 premium sedan rolled out just weeks ago. The automaker has increased the number of employees to almost double from the previous number of stuffs, and now the plant has around 6300 employees, among whom 1000 engineers are there, and the luxury automaker is still hiring in the R & D department.
Earlier this year at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show the Swedish luxury auto manufacturer unveiled the new V90 estate, which shares the SPA platform of the Volvo XC90 and comes designed inspired by the shooting brake style. Design wise the front fascia sports ‘Thor’s Hammer’ style LED headlamps, aggressive front grille with chrome garnished vertical slats, horizontally slated wide air intake at the lower fascia.
The elongated side profile features alloy wheels, blackened glass area with chrome highlighting, while the rear sports vertically positioned LED taillights. Inside the cabin the car features semi autonomous driving system with pilot assist, large animal detection function, adaptive cruise control, road sign information, speed limiter, distance alert, lane departure warning system, rear collision warning system, cross traffic alert, 360 degree camera with park assist, climate control, multifunction steering wheel, TFT display at the centre console and Apple CarPlay.
Power source for the car will be T8 twin petrol engine mated to an 8 sped automatic transmission and combined with a plug in hybrid energy system which generates 410 hp as combined.
In 2015 Volvo has recorded more than 5 lakh units sold which was the first time in the automaker’s 89 years of history, while it was largely contributed by the XC90. And now the automaker is expecting similar sales record with the new V90, S90 and XC90.