Performance aside, the Volvo S90 makes huge strides in exterior and interior design (replacing the aged S80 sedan). A number of crips styling cues carry over from the XC90, from the “Thor’s Hammer” headlights to the squared-up grille, and inside the S90’s posh interior is tied together with the new Sensus infotainment screen. The upholsterers and woodworkers in Gothenburg must be working like mad.
Volvo has also used the S90 to introduce a few new advanced safety features, including a “Large Animal Detection” system, designed to warn and preemptively brake if a collision with moose, elk, or deer is imminent.
The other noteworthy bit of tech is a new semi-autonomous “Pilot Assist” system, which can steer and keep the car moving along in its lane (up to 80 mph) without the need to “follow” another vehicle.
Stay tuned for more as the Volvo S90 inches toward its U.S. debut in January.