Volvo Australia has announced the official launch price of its much anticipated flagship sedan, the all-new S90, on which the Swedish marque is banking high hopes for pushing the brand to new heights.
Promising a no-compromise driving experience and true prestige class proportions with world leading safety features and sophisticated Swedish design and style, the Volvo S90 is the second car to be developed based on the company’s new SPA modular platform. The first was Volvo’s highly acclaimed XC90 flagship SUV released in 2015.
“The All-New S90 combines outstanding driving performance, industry-leading safety features and a high quality, luxurious interior that epitomises pure Swedish style,” said Kevin McCann, Managing Director of Volvo Australia.
“The S90 is without doubt the best luxury sedan Volvo has ever produced. It sets a new standard that will strengthen Volvo’s position in the prestige sedan segment in Australia,” said Mr. McCann.
Pricing starts from $79,900 plus on-road costs for the range-opening S90 T5 Momentum to $98,900 (plus ORCs) for the top of the range S90 T6 Inscription AWD, putting the S80 successor right in the same ball park as the BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Lexus GS.
According to Volvo, the S90 will come fully loaded with class leading intelligent safety features, including standard semi-autonomous pilot assist, a sleek cockpit with intuitive user interface and outstanding driving performance with Drive-E engines.
New PowerPulse is the latest innovation from Volvo and promises instantaneous turbo response in the D5 diesel powertrain through an ingenious use of compressed air, used to spool up the turbo before exhaust gases can build up to follow through.
As expected of a Volvo model, the S90 is equipped with class-leading safety features, both protective and preventive, making it one of the safest luxury sedans on the road.
IntelliSafe Assist – Pilot Assist
Volvo continues its leadership in safety and autonomous driving by introducing the second generation of Pilot Assist in the new S90. This system combines the functionalities of Lane Keep Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control and further improves this so the vehicle is kept in the centre of the lane with light steering adjustments (driver must keep their hand on the steering wheel). It also has steering assistance available at speeds above 50 km/h and without a car in front. The Pilot Assist now works up to 130 km/h.
City Safety – Large Animal Detection
Volvo City Safety which currently detects pedestrians and cyclists, has been enhanced in the new S90 to detect large animals (e.g. horses and cows). The radar/camera unit can detect large animals standing on the road or slowly moving across it with the side towards the car. If a collision is judged to be imminent and the driver does not react, the car will brake itself with a maximum speed reduction of 15 km/h, so as to avoid or mitigate a collision.
Run-Off Road Mitigation
Volvo’s Run-Off Road system uses data from the radar/camera unit and visible road markings and road edges to determine if road departure is imminent. The Run-Off Road Mitigation system intervenes by helping the driver steer in a path that will reduce the risk of road departure – and if this is not enough, it will also reduce the speed of the car. Run-Off Road Mitigation is active between 65-140 km/h, day and night.
Should a road departure be unavoidable, prepared front seat belts and energy absorbing seat cushions will offer the driver and front passenger maximum protection.
New PowerPulse Engine Technology
The Volvo-pioneered PowerPulse technology allows for quicker acceleration from standstill, by reducing the turbo lag found in Diesel engines when the accelerator is pressed quickly at low revs in first or second gear. This is done by adding a small electric compressor which releases air into the exhaust system before the turbocharger – thus making the turbocharger’s turbine wheel start to spin instantly and thereby also the compressor wheel.
S90 Model Line Up
The 165kW/470Nm 2.0-litre Drive-E four-cylinder turbo-diesel D5 and the 235kW/400Nm 2.0-litre Drive-E four-cylinder turbo petrol T6 engines will be available across the Momentum and Inscription specification levels.
T6 Inscription and D5 Inscription will be the two first variants and will be at the dealerships during October. T5 Momentum and D4 Momentum will follow in November. Further variants are expected to join the range in the first half of 2017, which will include an efficient T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain.
S90 Pricing and Specification
T5 Momentum / D4 Momentum
- 4-zone climate control with AQS
- Keyless Start
- 12.3” Driver Display
- Electric front seats with driver side memory and lumbar support
- Iron ore decor inlay
- Electric boot lid
- Thor LED headlights with auto bending
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane Keeping Aid
- Blind Spot Information System
- Park Assist Pilot
- 18” 10-spoke turbine design
- Moritz Leather upholstery
D5 Inscription / T6 Inscription
Specifications over and above Momentum:
- Keyless entry and start
- Liner Walnut decor inlay
- Ambient interior lighting
- 19” 10-spoke design
- Fine Nappa Leather upholstery
Optional Technology Package
Technology Package includes the following:
- Digital Radio (DAB)
- 360 degree camera
- Head Up Display
- Apple CarPlay + 1 additional USB port
2017 Volvo S90 Australian pricing (plus ORCs)
|S90 T5 Momentum||$79,900|
|S90 D4 Momentum||$82,400|
|S90 D5 Inscription AWD||$96,900|
|S90 T6 Inscription AWD||$98,900|
|Optional Technology Pack||$3,000|