Hot on the heels of today’s debut, the premium executive sedan that we all have been anxiously waiting, the Volvo S90 has finally entered our local market!
The launch also marks the return of an estate bodystyle to Malaysia, in a form of the stunning V90. Volvo Car Malaysia is now the sole player in the local premium DE segment estate market.
At launch, the S90 and V90 will be offered in two variants; T5 and R-Design. The S90 T5 and T6 R-Design will be priced at RM388,888 and RM453,888 (both on-the-road without insurance, inclusive of 6% GST) while the V90 T5 and T6 R-Design will be priced at RM393,888 and RM458,888 (both on-the-road without insurance, inclusive of 6% GST).
The Volvo S90 and V90 comes in a choice of two powertrains; the entry-level 2.0-litre in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged engine found underneath the hood of the V90 and S90 T5 delivers a total output of 254hp and 350Nm of torque to the front wheels, while the in-line 4-cylinder supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-litre unit found under the hood of the V90 and S90 T6 R-Design delivers a total output of 320hp and 400Nm of torque to all four wheels. Both engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Based on the Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA), first developed in the XC90, the S90 and V90 will carry Volvo’s new design language, along with classic Volvo styling cues. Key features include the iconic “Thor’s Hammer” LED headlight design, the new grille and Volvo Iron Mark, as well as the Volvo badge on the rear.
The aggressive stance of the car is very pronounced in the T6 R-Design thanks to its unique grille, piano black trim on both front and rear, 5-spoke R-Design wheels, wider tyres and Sport Chassis tuning. The T6 R-Design variant will also receive Sport options such as a combination Nubuck and Perforated Nappa Leather Contour Seats with Side Support and Cushion Extensions, and R-Design Steering and Gear Lever among other things.
Customers can choose between Onyx Black, Ice White, Osmium Grey and Bright Silver colour for all variants. Customers can also opt for Mussel Blue which is exclusive for both T5 variants. Meanwhile, T6 R-Design customers can also select the signature Bursting Blue colour for either their S90 or V90.
When it comes to interior selection, T5 customers can choose between three interior upholstery colours which includes Charcoal, Amber, and Blond in combination with two inlay options: Iron Ore or Dark Flame Birch. T6 R-Design customers will receive the Nubuck and Perforated Nappa Leather Contour Seats in Charcoal as standard with a selection of either Metal Mesh or Carbon Fibre deco inlay.
Being the pioneer in safety, the new Volvo S90 will come equipped with an advanced semi-autonomous drive feature called Pilot Assist. The system gives gentle steering inputs to keep the car properly aligned within lane markings up to motorway speeds of around 130 km/h and no longer needs to follow another car. Pilot Assist is another step towards full autonomous drive.
The S90 and V90 also introduces a world first function to City Safety – large animal detection – a system capable of detecting large animals such as elk, horses, moose, cows and whatnot, night or day. The technology offers an intuitive warning and brake support to help avoid a collision.