Volvo unveils new S90 and V90 to fleets at global drive event
Fleet decision-makers, including from the UK, have attended a global drive event for the new Volvo S90 and V90.
In total, 200 decision-makers from end-user fleets, rental, leasing, chauffeur, taxi and fleet management companies across 18 countries attended the event in Estepona, southern Spain, and were the first to drive the cars on public roads.
Stefan Sällqvist, Volvo Cars’ senior product manager, talked through the cars in detail including the chassis and powertrains, and where the models fit into the Volvo range.
The event also displayed the latest technologies fitted to the cars, such as the updated Pilot Assist semi-autonomous drive feature which works at speeds of up to 80mph, as well as City Safety which includes Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection, and the new Large Animal Detection technology – said to be a world first.
UK fleet guests were also given an overview of the cars’ pricing, residual values positioning and sales expectations.
Volvo added that fleets remain firmly at the heart of the brand’s continued global sales growth.
“The fantastic attendance at the global drive event showed the importance of the S90 and V90 to fleets, as well as the increased desirability of the Volvo brand,” said Selwyn Cooper, head of business sales for Volvo Car UK. “Responses from UK fleets were exceptional, both on the cars’ quality and refinement and also on the class-leading safety features and technology fitted as standard.”