Needless to say, Volvo has always been renowned for making excellent wagons. The company’s latest newcomer to the segment will be a wagon based on the S90 sedan. Interestingly, the all-new V90 wagon will mark Volvo’s comeback to the North American wagon market. It will also be the longest and largest wagon available in the U.S. Rumor has it that the 2018 Volvo V90 is likely to arrive in the States in late 2017. What sets this model apart from the rest of the competition is its flamboyant styling. Many believe that the upcoming V90 could revive this somewhat forgotten segment.
Volvo V90 2018 Design and Features
The 2018 Volvo V90 will ride on the same underpinnings used by the S90, sharing its wheelbase and width. However, expect the V90 to come 1.1 inches shorter and 1.3 inches taller than the sedan. Surprisingly, the wagon variant looks even more handsome due to its sculpted lines and elongated greenhouse. Its rear side features Volvo’s signature taillights that extend up into the D-pillars. The V90 also boasts a strong shoulder line as well as sleek-looking full-length roof rails.
When it comes to the cockpit, the 2018 Volvo V90 will look almost identical to the S90. The interior comes loaded with upscale materials and elegant design. Expect the dashboard to feature Volvo’s innovative portrait-oriented 9.0-inch touchscreen. Generally speaking, the V90’s cabin boasts a genuine Swedish take on luxury. It offers 19.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats upright, and 53.9 cubic feet when you fold the seats flat.
According to reliable sources, the 2018 Volvo V90 will share its engine range with the S90 sedan. So, expect its entry-level engine to come as the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (T5) making 250 horsepower. Next in line will likely be the supercharged-and-turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 (T6) that gives 302 hp. Moreover, the new V90 will offer a range-topping T8 Twin Engine model that uses Volvo’s electric drive system. The hybrid version will have 410 ponies at its disposal. All variants will benefit from an Aisin 8-speed automatic transmission. Whereas the T5 models should offer a choice between FWD and AWD, the T6 and T8 versions are likely to come with AWD exclusively.
2018 Volvo V90 Pricing
The 2018 Volvo V90 will certainly bring a new quality to the world of wagons, at least in the U.S. We expect it start just above the current S90 and its entry-level price tag of $47,000. More details on the Volvo V90 specs should surface in the coming months.