Rather than being a conventional wagon like the V70 it replaces, as well as the previous V90 sold during the 1990s, the new V90 is expected to be positioned as a luxury wagon and its cabin design and advanced powertrains will likely reflect that. Four-cylinder engines will be fitted throughout the range, but on top-end versions a hybrid system will be used to boost performance.
Joining the next XC90 and new V90 at the top of Volvo’s range will also be an S90 sedan, which replaces the current S80. There’s also talk that a large coupe labeled a C90 could be launched, based on Volvo’s recent coupe concept from the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show.
At the other end of the spectrum, Volvo will launch some new compact cars developed together with its parent company Geely. These will include a new C40 to replace the previous C30 hatch, a next-generation V40, and a new XC40 compact crossover.