[Videos] Volvo teasing us to the new V90 by presenting story behind famous wagons image

The Swedish automaker with Chinese parenting has now started the tease for the upcoming V90 station wagon – the third model to ride on the new SPA platform after the XC90 crossover and S90 sedan.

Volvo is in the process of renewing its top roster of models and following the successful introduction of the second generation XC90 SUV (holder of the 2016 North American Truck of the Year title) and the reveal of the flagship S90 sedan we’re now looking at the latter’s more practical brethren turn to shine. The V90 has been tipped by Volvo for a worldwide introduction on February 18 so we’re just a few days from the event. The teasing game for the V90 for now doesn’t include any footage or pictures with the actual model (though we got a good look at it courtesy of a leak) and instead Volvo is delivering a range of videos that highlight its history – most specifically the historic record of some of their most important models in the segment that were released over the span of at least six decades.

By the way, Volvo has sold more than six million wagons until now – which is about a third of the company’s total deliveries since it was established back in 1927. Volvo mentioned as important models the 1953 Duett, 1962 Amazon, 1971 1800 ES, 1974 245, 1990 960, and the powerful 1994 850 T5-R limited edition. Today the V90 practically has little secrets for us: we saw the design of the back, we know it’s based off the SPA platform and shares many components with the S90 and we also know the range of engines will only span four-cylinder motors taken from the XC90 roster.