Volvo plans seven new products for 2016 which will include S60 Polestar, S60 Cross Country, all-new S90 sedan, XC90 Excellence and R-design, V40 Facelift and Cross Country Facelift.
Here’s a low down of all the seven products that Volvo plans to conduct an assault with in the ever-expanding luxury car segment in India next year:
Designed to rival against the likes of Audi A6, BMW 5-Series, Jaguar XF and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Volvo S90 will be the successor to the aging S80 and the latest teaser images revealed that it has number of distinct styling elements unseen on any previous Volvo models like a large bolder taillights and sleeker LEDs up front.
It’s been confirmed by the firm’s VP of Product Strategy, Lex Kerssemakers, that 2015 XC90’s success will have a huge influence on the S90 flagship model.
The teaser images indicate muscular shoulder line, LED taillights and headlamps with “Thor Hammer” DRLs in complete contrast to the outgoing S80 executive saloon. Expected to make global debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, it boasts wide-spread taillight design that houses prominent Volvo nameplate on the heavily sculpted bootlid. As for the interior, it could more likely borrow elements from the futuristic Volvo Concept 26 self-driving autonomous car.
Built on Volvo’s new modular SPA (Scalable Platform Architecture), the S90 luxury sedan will have the same powertrain as the XC90 SUV. Initial models will be powered by a twin-charged 2.0-litre inline-four Drive-E engine good to produce 316 horses and 295 lb-ft of torque mated to an 8-speed Aisin automatic transmission whilst four-wheel drive system could come only as an option.
A gasoline-electric hybrid will follow suit as the T8 Twin Engine that generates 394hp and 472 lb-ft. of torque will have plug-in hybrid system onboard to provide an electric driving range of up to 20 miles(32km).