Volvo unveils V70 and XC70 replacement
Based on the S90 saloon, it’s likely that the V90 will be the bigger-selling version in Europe, targeting conquest customers from Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Jaguar XF.
Engine options are likely to match the saloon, including 190bhp D4 and 235bhp D5 AWD diesels, and Volvo has confirmed that it will offer the 403bhp T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid in the V90, with an electric range of around 25 miles. Around a quarter of XC90 customers opt for this version.
Expect trim levels to follow the familiar Momentum, Inscription and R-Design structure, with Cross Country models to follow, as in the V40 and S/V60 ranges. The V90 Cross Country will replace the XC70. Based on the S90, UK cars are likely to feature all-LED headlights, leather upholstery and satellite navigation, with Apple CarPlay and Volvo’s Pilot Assist system also offered.
Thomas Ingenlath, senior vice president for design at Volvo Cars, said: “The modern premium estate is all about the intriguing combination of a luxurious experience with the functional origins of the estates silhouette. The sophisticated ambience of our new Volvo Interiors is combined with a great cargo space, providing the right kind of functionality – whether through connectivity or cargo and storage solutions.”
The V90 will get a public unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show in March, alongside European-market versions of the S90.