Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Volvo V90 image

Following the recent online reveal, the Swedish brand with Chinese patronage is revealing the all new V90 estate in front of the worldwide audience during the Swiss event.

Volvo is on a roll these days – the Geneva roster is pretty much self-explanatory: they have the S90 sedan, the V90 station wagon and the facelifted V40 as worldwide premieres. After last year they presented the second generation XC90 crossover as a way to introduce the product offensive and the new SPA platform, Volvo is taking flight this year. For now we’re discussing the beautiful V90 estate, which takes cues from the astonishing Volvo Concept Estate and brings them into the real world. Seeing it in the metal on the show floor we can easily attest the V90 is one of the most stylish offerings in the segment. Volvo says the S90 / V90 pair is a leap forward in terms of design, materials and finish and we agree – even though we would have enjoyed a little differentiation when it comes to interiors. While the front end is the same as in the S90 sedan, the V90’s other powerful trait aside from style is the luggage volume (including under floor storage) of 58.8 cubic feet (1,526 liters) with the rear seats down.

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Riding on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), the V90 shares the powertrains with the XC90 SUV and S90 sedan. So, only four-cylinder motors are available, with the top of the line offering being the T8 Twin Engine hybrid version with a turbocharged, supercharged 2.0-liter combined with an electric motor and delivering a total output of 407 horsepower (299 kilowatts) and 472 pound-feet (640 Newton meters) of torque. It will have a 9.2-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, with the all-wheel-drive V90 T8 Twin Engine able to run on electricity alone for more than 28 miles (45 km). Performances is also respectable: 62 miles (100 kilometers) per hour are reached in 5.2 seconds while keeping fuel consumption at just 2.1 liters / 100 km (112 miles per gallon).