The new S90 is based off of the modular SPA platform like the XC90. SPA-based models are expected to replace most of the current Volvo lineup over the next few years.
To compete with the Audi A6, BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, expect the S90 to have high-end materials and electronics including a second generation of Pilot Assist.
The engine choices will be varied. Expect a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder in a T5; a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder in a T6; and a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter four working with an electric drive system in a range-topping T8 Twin Engine. In other Volvos, those powerplants produce 240 horsepower, 302 hp and 400 hp respectively.
Expect to see front wheel drive as the standard with all-wheel drive available on some versions.
The car's styling is largely remenicent of the Concept Coupe from 2013 with elements like the Thor’s Hammer daytime running lights integrated with the headlights.