Following on the from the unveiling of the well-received saloon S90, the estate version – the new Volvo V90 – has also been revealed. The V90 rounds out the company’s new 90 series models, launched by the XC90.
Like the saloon, the V90 is built on the company’s new Scalable Product Architecture, and makes use of Volvo’s vast experience in the estate car segment that stretches back more than 60 years.
Volvo says the V90’s strengths are in its design aesthetics, choice of materials and finishes, its connected functionality and, of course, it cargo carrying capability.
The Volvo V90 boasts 1,526 litres of cargo space, including underfloor storage, and can carry loads of nearly two metres in length without compromising front row passenger space.
It also makes use of Volvo’s wide range of safety systems, from Pilot Assist that provides semi-autonomous driving at low speeds, to Run-off Road Mitigation and Large Animal Detection.
Engine choices are similar to the S90, where the range starts with a pair of 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel units: the D4 offers 190hp and 400Nm of torque, and can sprint from 0-62 mph in 8.5 seconds. Economy is up to 62.7 mpg, with CO2 emissions of just 119 g/km.
The D5, meanwhile, produces 235hp and 480Nm, and completes the same sprint in just 7.2 seconds – all while achieving up to 57.6 mpg and emitting just 129 g/km of CO2.
Following that is a super- and turbo-charged T6 petrol unit with 320hp and all-wheel-drive (AWD) that hits 62mph in a very un-Volvo-like 6.1 seconds. It emits 169 g/km, and records up to 38.2 mpg.
Quicker even than that, though, is the T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid that mates that same petrol unit to a 65kW electric motor. The result is a combined output of 407hp, 640Nm of torque, and a searingly quick 0-62 mph time of just 5.2 seconds. Yet it offers a 31-mile pure electric range, emits just 47 g/km, and achieves an incredible 134.5 mpg on the official tests.
A T5 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit with 254hp will also be offered in some markets.