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.

S90 Trim level HP Nm Combined fuel
economy (mpg)
CO2 (g/km) BIK 2016-17 (%) On-the-road price P11D value
D4 Momentum 190 400 64.2 116 23 £32,555.00 £32,500.00
D4 Inscription 190 400 64.2 116 23 £35,555.00 £35,500.00
D5 AWD Momentum 235 480 58.9 127 25 £39,555.00 £39,500.00
D5 AWD Inscription 235 480 58.9 127 25 £42,055.00 £42,000.00
V90 Trim level HP Nm Combined fuel
economy (mpg)
CO2 (g/km) BIK 2016-17 (%) On-the-road price P11D value
D4 Momentum 190 400 62.8 119 23 £34,555.00 £34,500.00
D4 Inscription 190 400 62.8 119 23 £37,555.00 £37,500.00
D5 AWD Momentum 235 480 57.6 129 25 £41,555.00 £41,500.00
D5 AWD Inscription 235 480 57.6 129 25 £44,055.00 £44,000.00

Alex Kefford

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