The Swedish automaker is slowly returning to its former glory under the financial guidance of the Chinese owner Geely and we can see the strategy to reveal its new line of model is in full swing.
After the all new SPA architecture has underpinned the second generation XC90 crossover and the automaker also revealed the flagship S90 sedan, Volvo is gearing up for the launch of the V90 estate version. And since we all saw a flurry of leaks with the S90 – including countless scale models – it’s no wonder the V90 station wagon has been caught completely barren of any disguise. We have here an unofficial photo of the S90-based V90 station wagon, courtesy of a Swedish magazine and we can see the most important part of the estate – the rear. We have here this time a socialite model – a stylish design with a slopping roofline, a major design direction change from the practical but dull V70 predecessor. We also need to highlight the large taillights and the twin chrome exhaust pipes at the edges of the rear bumper, which are both direct hints towards the inspirational work done a while back with the Concept Estate.
By the way, the rumor mill goes on to say the stylish appearance has actually not sacrificed the well known practicality of the older V70, as the successor would virtually sport the same trunk volume because it uses a five inches longer wheelbase. It naturally employs the SPA platform and the same range of engines – only four cylinder bangers and a flagship T8 plug-in hybrid. Three cylinders are also planned, as well as a high-performance version.
Via Teknikens Värld