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Volvo V90 on the road

The new Volvo S90 and V90 is now available to order in the UK, the latest models to be built on Volvo’s all-new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform.

Both models are available in two trims - Momentum and Inscription - and will initially be available with a choice of two ground-breaking Drive-E powertrains in the shape of 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engines – the tax-efficient D4 and the powerful and refined D5 PowerPulse – and in two trim levels, Momentum and Inscription.

The 190 hp D4 is available with front-wheel-drive comes with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, and offers combined fuel consumption of 64.2 mpg and CO2 emissions of just 116 g/km in the S90, and 62.8 mpg and 119 g/km in the V90.

With the 235 hp D5 you find that the cars make very good use of innovative technology called PowerPulse which is designed to boost responsiveness by using compressed air to spool up the turbo at low revs. The reason for using this, which is stored and refilled in a built-in tank, is to help overcome the short delay in the power delivery you experience in traditional turbocharged engines, which is called turbo lag. All this power needs harnessing, so the D5 PowerPulse comes with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard.

Volvo V90 in profile on the roadFollowing on from the successful XC90, both the S90 and the V90 feature 'the new face of Volvo', including the T-shaped LED headlights that make them instantly recognisable, and every version of both models are luxuriously equipped, with the S90 getting a powered bootlid, while the V90 benefits from a powered tailgate.

As standard, even entry-level Momentum cars come with leather upholstery, LED headlights with active high beam, two-zone climate control with ‘CleanZone’ air-filtration system, keyless engine starting and heated front seats - so imagine just how luxurious a drive could be the higher you climb up the trim level.

Moving up to Inscription, we find Nappa soft leather upholstery, powered front seats, a 12.3” active TFT driver’s information display (Momentum cars get an 8” version), 18” diamond-cut/silver alloy wheels, keyless entry and handsfree boot/tailgate opening and closing. And to give it that extra touch there are walnut interior inlays, rear footwell and side step illumination, and chrome exterior details.

Also coming as standard is Volvo’s Sensus infotainment system that brings with it a 9” touch screen, satellite navigation (including lifetime annual map updates), a sophisticated voice-control system, access to the internet and a range of cloud-based apps such as TuneIn, Stitcher and Yelp; and there are also available as options an exceptional Bowers and Wilkins premium sound system with 18 speakers and an output of 1,400W, and AppleCarPlay, accessed directly via the touchscreen.

There are many standard safety features in the new Volvo S90 and V90, both physical and technological, and full specifications will be available nearer their due dates, but here are a couple of newer pieces of technology that are worth taking a look at.

Pilot Assist, Volvo’s innovative semi-autonomous drive feature, is seen as yet another step towards fully autonomous driving. With Pilot Assist in 'control', the Volvo is automatically kept at a set speed or a set distance from the vehicle in front, braking and accelerating as required in the traffic flow, and even adjusting steering to keep the car inside lane markings at motorway speeds up to 80 mph. 

Every S90 and V90 is also fitted with the latest version of City Safety, an automatic emergency braking system with pedestrian and cyclist detection, and the world-first application of large-animal detection, helping you avoid larger animals such as deer or horses both at night and during the day.

And across the whole range, the optional Xenium package (with powered tilt and slide glass sunroof [panoramic in the V90] and parking camera system with 360 degrees surround view) and Park Assist Pilot (with automatic parallel and 90 degrees parking) are also available.

Both these Volvo models are available to order now, with the first S90 customer deliveries expected in September and the first V90s in October, so to register your interest in leasing one from Nationwide Vehicle Contracts, contact one of our customer representatives now.

Volvo V90 in profile