Even toys can represent a worthy leak source when automotive models are involved – and that happened with several images depicting the next generation Volvo S90 that preview its confirmed 2016 market launch.
The source of the leak is rather scruffy though – pictures come courtesy of a Chinese website and unspecified sources have been cited by the Swedish auto magazine Teknikens Värld – which claims they’re the real deal. They do look genuine, but one should take this with the mandatory pinch of salt until the Swedish brand delivers the first official images. We have here the S90 midsize sedan as an all-new introduction that would axe the aged S80 and we can see how the styling takes numerous cues from the beautiful Concept Coupe – especially at the front where the headlights make ample use of the Thor’s Hammer LED daytime running lights effect. The side of the executive sedan comes with a sloping roofline and a massive tailgate. The rear features Volvo’s most recent C-shaped taillights seen on the company’s crop of concepts of late. We also have dual exhaust tips using a chrome finish and the “Volvo” lettering at the back instead of a regular badge.
Also of notice is the fact that the third row of side windows comes after the rear pillar and that means the S90 is considerably larger than the S80 it replaces – that means way more space inside the cabin especially for the rear passengers. The new S90 makes use of Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture and will come only with four-cylinder engines that might be taken directly from the engine rage offered on the second-generation XC90 sport utility vehicle. The model should be followed by the usual V90 station wagon that could be inspired by the highly acclaimed Concept Estate.