The recent Volvo Concept Estate is set to produce an almost carbon copy production model as Volvo turns the S80 in to the S90 and use the concept as the V90.
We’ve had a rash of concept Volvos recently as Volvo continues its relentless mission to replace its engines, platforms and models and make the Swedish brand a real competitor in the premium market.
We’ve already seen the new range of, very good, Drive-E engines arrive, and the new Volvo XC90 – arriving in the UK in 2015 – is the first Volvo model to use a new platform.
The next new Volvo to use the new platform is expected to be a replacement for the S80 – which will carry the S90 moniker – and it seems it will also spawn an estate version – the Volvo V90.
We reported back in March that the impressive Volvo Concept Estate could form the basis for a production V90, and that has now been confirmed by Volvo’s Head of Large Cars, Dennis Nobelius, in conversation with Digital Trends, with Volvo engineers also confirming the V90 will be very close in design to the Concept Estate.
That raises the prospect of a very appealing large estate car from Volvo which will have a wide range of Drive-E powerplants, and with a range-topping T8 version potentially having something approaching 500bhp if Volvo’s recent power claims for the Drive-E are anything to go by.
Which should could make a new Volvo V90 a very appealing prospect.