LEAKED! – Swedish magazine obtains first pictures of the Volvo V90

The Swedish magazine Teknikens Värld has become worldwide famous after its editor Robert Collin overturned a Mercedes-Benz A Class in a moose test, what led the carmaker to give its small car all electronic safety aids it could. But now the magazine will have the spotlights for revealing how the new Volvo V90 will look like. Its exclusive pictures reveal an amazing new D segment station wagon, which you can see above and also on the Teknikens Värld website.

According to the Swedish magazine, the V90 will be 4.96 m long and have a wheelbase of 2,97 m, or 15 cm longer than the current V70. As a proof that the Swedish people know what they do and have a fantastic good taste, station wagons are very popular there. And the V70 was the best selling vehicle there for many years. We do not doubt the V90 may have the same success there.

The new station wagon will be officially revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, in March. It will have the same engine offer of the S90, or else, three options, all of them with a base 2.0 4-cylinder engine called Drive-E:  a turbocharged only variant, pumping out 197 kW, called T5, a turbocharged and supercharged version that delivers 236 kW called T6 and the plug-in hybrid T8, which generates 303 kW. More engines will probably be offered in the future, such as diesel options and even a turbo 3-cylinder. The transmission will be the ZF 8-speed automatic already used by other vehicles of the brand, such as the S90 and the XC90, which are built over the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) that will also underpin the V90.

Source: Teknikens Värld

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.