Swedish style combined with world class safety features. That’s the Volvo S90.
Volvo Car Australia has announced the official launch price of its much anticipated luxury large sedan, the All-New S90, which boasts world leading safety features and sophisticated Swedish design and style.
Featuring a no-compromise driving experience and true prestige class proportions, the All-New S90 is the second car to be developed based on Volvo’s new SPA platform. The first was Volvo’s award-winning XC90 luxury 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 Car 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.”
The All-New S90 features 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, delivering instantaneous turbo response in the D5 powertrain through an ingenious use of compressed air, used to spool up the turbo before exhaust gases can build up to follow through.
The All-New S90 is equipped with a high level of 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 All-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 All-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
PowerPulse technology is a brand new Volvo technology that 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.
Model Line Up
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 will be available during the first half of 2017, and will be a subject of further announcements.
The following is summary of key standard features:
T5 Momentum / D4 Momentum
4-zone climate control with AQS
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
Recommended Retail Price of the All-New S90 is as follows:
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
(Australian information kindly supplied by Volvo Cars Australia)