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Volvo S90 Teaser Campaign Begins Ahead Of Detroit Debut Photo:
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Kez Casey | Nov, 21 2015 | 0 Comments

January’s Detroit Auto Show will be the venue for the official unveiling of Volvo’s large S90 sedan.

To tide you over until then, Volvo has offered a pair of dark and moody teaser shots, highlighting the new sedan’s Scandinavian-inspired design.

Like the XC90 SUV, with which the S90 shares its Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, the new sedan will offer simpler forms featuring more taut body-side surfacing and square-set head and tail lights.

Compared to the S80 it replaces, the new vehicle features a more gently tapered roofline, and a ‘six-window’ glasshouse, pulling the proportions rearward.

The blurred rear shot shows the two-tier LED tail lights that extend into the bootlid, adding to the impression of width.

While a teaser campaign is a great way to pique interest in a new model in the lead up to its launch, the cat is already out of the bag for Volvo.

In August this year images of the S90 in 1:43 scale model form hit the internet, divulging the new model’s design secrets.

Items that aren’t yet shown in the teaser, but a clearly visible on the scale model, include door mounted mirrors and ‘Thor’s hammer’ headlights. Chrome blades on the lower front intake, and a set of rectangular integrated exhaust finishers complete the picture.

Like the XC90, the S90 is expected to run a range of 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, with a high performance T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid, producing 298kW and 640Nm expected to top the range.

Follow the S90’s January unveiling, Volvo will add a V90 wagon variant to be joined by a V90 Cross Country wearing SUV-like styling cues.

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