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2017 Volvo S90 Teased in New Rendering

  • A new rendering previews what an upcoming Volvo flagship sedan may look like
  • Expected to be dubbed the S90, the new sedan will take over for the S80
  • The rendering shows handsome new styling based on other Volvo models

A new rendering shows us what an upcoming Volvo flagship sedan may look like. Expected to be called the S90, the new sedan would take over for the slow-selling S80 in Volvo’s growing lineup.

The rendering, which was created by our friends at TopSpeed.com, previews the stylish, modern Volvo S90 using cues from various recently redesigned Volvo models. It incorporates the new XC90’s grille, for instance, along with a more modern front end, larger wheels and a newer overall shape. We think it’s a good indication of exactly how the S90 might look when it goes on sale.

When exactly that will happen, however, is less certain. Volvo’s current flagship sedan, the S80, came out in 1999 and has received only one redesign since then — a full makeover in 2007. The car has remained relatively unchanged ever since, and has carried on as Volvo’s least popular model for several years.

Should the Volvo S90 debut in the next year or two, it would mark the brand’s renewed commitment to the midsize luxury sedan class — a segment that currently includes popular models such as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the BMW 5 Series, the Lexus GS, the Acura RLX and the Infiniti Q70. The new S90 would likely offer a wide range of modern technology, cutting-edge safety features and the brand’s excellent turbo-supercharged 4-cylinder, which puts out a muscular 316 horsepower in the 2016 XC90.

Although Volvo hasn’t set a target date for the S90’s debut or an official unveiling, current rumors predict that we’ll see the sedan during this year’s auto show circuit sometime in the fall or the spring. Keep checking back until then, as we’ll have more information about the S90 as soon as we get it.

What it means to you: Volvo’s all-new S90 sedan could provide an alluring alternative to luxury rivals from Mercedes, BMW, Lexus and more.

Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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