The 2019 Volvo S90 is the new coupe version that is set to give the BMW 6 Series a run for its money when it arrives in mid-2018. The rumors of the new model come hot on the heels of the company’s proclamation that they’re working on a five year plan, which includes the S90 2-door coupe.
The new 2019 Volvo S90 is expected to make a bold entry into the luxury sedan market and set a new benchmark in terms of semi-autonomous features, comfort, technology, and materials. It is expected that it will continue combining the use of cloud-based services and applications and cutting edge safety with Scandinavian design. Again, the interior will be clutter-free and make use of minimal dashboard buttons thanks to the Sensus Connect touchscreen.
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While its predecessor may have lacked the polish of its German peers, the new model has upped its game to a whole new level. According to Dr. Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President, Research & Development at Volvo Car Group, the new 2019 Volvo S90 takes a big leap forward in terms of ride and performance dynamics. It has taken Volvo driving experience from the ground up to deliver exceptional comfort, engaging control, and a sense of precision.
The new S90 is expected to continue following a legacy of strong sedan sales for the brand’s cars in the U.S. in spite of the formidable competition fronted by equally sophisticated vehicles in the mid-size sedan segment.
Once it goes for sale, the 2019 S90 should be expected to face it out with the likes of the new Genesis G80, Cadillac XTS, and Acura TLX.
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2019 Volvo S90 Interior Facelifts & Changes
The new coupe will carry forward with the current design language. Meaning it’ll return with a clutter-free console, massive tablet-like touchscreen, and stylish dashboard with large wood inserts.
Just like its tepid predecessors, the new S90 2019 is strong when it comes to elegance and simplicity. But it leaps forward with its all-new interior that features metal and chrome accents and wood inlays wrapping from door to door across the dash.
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Navigation, phone, climate, and audio functions are all controlled by the central command – a large tablet-style touchscreen. The only controls left on the S90 include those of defrost, ignition, and audio advance/rewind functions.
Regardless of the trim level you go with, either Momentum or Inscription, the seats provide an almost unmatched level of comfort and are some of the best in the business. The head, shoulder, hip room, you name it, is copious.
Some of the standard features to expect include eighteen-inch alloy wheels, a rearview camera, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a sunroof, LED headlights and foglights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and sunroof. Infotainment features include a nine-inch touchscreen display, a navigation system, and a 10-speaker audio system. Premium touches include illuminated door handles, power-folding rear head restraints, a high gloss black grille, and birch interior accents.
Exterior Changes & Colors
According to our rendering, we think the new 2019 Volvo S90 will still retain much of its predecessor’s exterior styling. The dimensions, too, are unlikely to change. The front fascia will still be identical to both the wagon and sedan. Nevertheless, the doors might open longer, the windshield might be more angled, and the deck lid might feature a more sloping roofline.
The exterior colors’ department are expected to be refreshed as well. As things stand, the new model is offered with these colors – Black Stone, Crystal White Pearl, Bright Silver Metallic, Magic Blue Metallic, Luminous Sand Metallic, Ice White, Osmium Gray Metallic, Onyx Black Metallic, and Mussel Blue Metallic.
2019 Volvo S90 Specs for the Engine
Since the newest S90 will still make use of the same architecture that underpins the current vehicle, it is highly likely that’ll still debut with the same engines as before. As such, we should expect the new model to return with two gasoline engines, two diesels, and a hybrid.
The gasoline range, built around 2.0L inline-4 units, should include a 254 horsepower- and 258 pounds-feet of torque – rated T5 turbocharged engine, and the 316 horsepower- and 295 lbs. ft. of torque – rated supercharged T6 engine.
On the diesel front, buyers have options with power ranging from a ‘meagre’ 190 hp to 225 horsepower.
Lastly, the hybrid T8 should be expected to combine a 60kW electric motor and a 2.0L turbocharged and supercharged four-banger that should result in an output rated at 472 lbs. ft. of torque and 410 horsepower. 25 miles, according to our rendering, should be the all-electric range.
Unless the Swedes change their mind, only the hybrid and gasoline drivetrains will make it to the U.S market.
2019 Volvo S90 Release Date & Price
It is still eons before Volvo finally breaks its silence in these two areas. Nevertheless, some popular publishers have indicated that they have sufficient reasons to believe that the S90 with the T5 engine should go for sale for an MSRP starting from $46,950.
For now, the release date details remain nebular and are anyone’s guess, but Volvo should be expected to make announcements closer to the on-sale date.
Once the 2019 Volvo S90 goes for sale, it is expected to face it out with similarly impressing rivals such as the Genesis G80, Cadillac XTS, and the Acura TLX. The G80 is a serious contender in this class. Its bargain price and long list of features alone make it very appealing to shoppers of this niche. Again, it is spacious, has a long warranty coverage, has excellent crash test scores, and is equipped to the brim. Buyers looking to buy this impressive package should expect to spend $42,350 for the barebones model.
While the XTS may not still hold the title of the biggest sedan in the brand’s lineup, it is arguably a solid choice for anyone looking for a sporty sedan strong on offering a classic styling, quiet cabin, and smooth ride quality. Pricing for this impressive piece of machine starts from $52,640.
Last but not the least is the TLX. It is especially a fine choice when equipped with the V6 engine and an all-wheel drive system. Moreover, it offers its users tons of space, features, and is quiet on the road. And unlike the previous two, the TLX won’t break the bank and its pricing starts from an MSRP of $32,950.