The new Volvo S90 and V90 are available to order now, with prices starting from £32,555 for the saloon and £34,555 for the V90 estate.

To begin with, there will be a choice of two engines, both based on Volvo’s new four-cylinder Drive-E diesel power-plants.

The D4 offers 190hp and 400Nm of torque, yet emits just 116 g/km of CO2 and achieves up to 64.2 mpg on the combined cycle.

Despite its efficient nature, it’s no slouch, propelling the S90 from 0-62 mph in 8.2 seconds.

The D5, meanwhile, makes use of Volvo’s PowerPulse technology that sees compressed air stored in a tank in the engine bay to spin up the turbo at low engine speeds, leading to a reduction in turbo lag.

As standard, it’s mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive.

Its 235hp and 480Nm result in a 0-62 mph time of just 7.0 seconds, yet it emits just 127 g/km and returns up to 58.9 mpg in saloon form.

Two trim levels will be offered – Momentum and Inscription – with all cars featuring leather upholstery, heated seats, LED headlights with active high beam, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry and satnav as standard.

Inscription models gains Nappa soft leather, powered front seats, a larger TFT info display, 18-inch alloy wheels, hands-free tailgate opening, walnut interior inlays, and additional chrome exterior details.

Both models also feature Volvo’s Pilot Assist system, which can help steer the vehicle within marked lanes and at a speed to match surrounding vehicles, plus City Safety automatic emergency braking that now also includes large animal detection.

An optional Xenium package adds a powered glass sunroof (panoramic on the V90), 360-degree view parking camera, and Park Assist Pilot that includes automatic parallel and perpendicular parking, while audiophiles may wish to specify the incredible Bowers & Wilkins 1400W sound system.

The first Volvo S90 deliveries are expected in September, with the V90 following in October.

S90Trim levelHPNmCombined fuel
economy (mpg)
CO2 (g/km)BIK 2016-17 (%)On-the-road priceP11D value
D5 AWDMomentum23548058.912725£39,555.00£39,500.00
D5 AWDInscription23548058.912725£42,055.00£42,000.00
V90Trim levelHPNmCombined fuel
economy (mpg)
CO2 (g/km)BIK 2016-17 (%)On-the-road priceP11D value
D5 AWDMomentum23548057.612925£41,555.00£41,500.00
D5 AWDInscription23548057.612925£44,055.00£44,000.00