The Swedish premium automaker, now under China’s Geely patronage, is heading towards a bright future – increasing sales across China and Europe and ready to remake its entire line-up.
The crucial first step has been taken – the brand has renewed with a futuristic generation its flagship SUV model – the XC90, which was anyways almost old enough to vote. And, although the new generation is not even in showrooms yet, the company is already thinking about the future. According to Dennis Nobelius, Volvo’s head of the Large Cars line, the company is starting from the top down – and next in line for a total makeover is the equally old S80 sedan, It would become the S90 and also have a V90 station wagon variant, carefully inspired by the beautiful Concept Estate. Naturally, all the powertrain options already announced for the XC90 would become available for the S/V90 flagship duo, including the range-topping T8 plug-in hybrid powertrain – which could come with at least 450 HP and as many as 500 horsepower.
The company so far had a very busy year, first releasing the new Drive-E engine family and then its most important reveal to date – the XC90. But until 2018 they’ll have their hands full, as naturally after the flagships, the company would consider to refresh their best-selling mid size lineup. That means 2017 should come with Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) downsized to the level of the S60 sedan, the V60 wagon and XC60 crossover.
Via Digital Trends