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Old 10-03-2015, 10:24 AM   #1
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Default This is a Volvo Costello and it is previewing the upcoming S90

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It’s old and it’s new at the same time and it has been called the Volvo Costello.

The Volvo S80 continues to be a popular vehicle and a great choice to those looking something else than the common BMWs, Mercedes-Benzs and Audis but let’s not forget that this is aging so the Swedish based company is currently planning a new one, which should get a lot of ground breaking technology on it.

However, before this will be unveiled, it will have to go through a series of tests and this particular model, which has been pictured below, will serve as a basis for it. It has been called the Volvo Costello and it looks like an old S80 because it was put together back in 2008 with the purpose of convincing the board to invest in the new SPA (Scalable Product Architecture).

The good news is that the board has invested in it and we have seen it debut on the second generation of the XC90 SUV but the same platform will also be used in the upcoming S90, which will serve as a replacement for the S80. The engineering prototype has been apparently based on Ford’s structure but the Swedish based carmaker has installed the double wishbone front setup and the new integral link rear suspension. Power was being provided by a 5-cylinder turbo, signed by Volvo, which has been tweaked especially for the Costello. The upcoming S90 is believed to be shown before the end of this year and it will give birth to an estate as well, which will go official in 2016.
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(It looks like someone has not been reading the Volvo sales data for the last 2 to 3 years.)
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Old 10-11-2016, 08:45 AM   #3
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A big car with big aspirations: Volvo's new luxury sedan to target Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series

At an opening price of $79,900, Volvo’s new S90 arrives with the clear intent of taking on Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series in the premium upper-medium class.





Brimming with safety, driven by a choice of diesel or petrol power and available in all-wheel drive form, the big Volvo signals the company’s determination not to make any concessions in terms of technology, luxury or pricing.

The first of the S90s to arrive in Australia will be flagship Inscription models: the 173kW/480Nm D5 at $96,900 and the 235kW/400Nm T6 at $98,900. The entry-level 140kW/400Nm Momentum D4 turbo-diesel at $82,400 and the 187kW/350Nm T5 turbo-petrol version at $79,900 will follow a month later.

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By comparison the entry-level Mercedes-Benz E-Class opens at $89,900 and the 5 Series BMW at $82,255.

Even the base-grade Momentum S90 models, when introduced, will include a high level of safety tech.

Volvo’s latest IntelliSafe driver assistance and safety packages, which are standard across the S90/V90 range, have been bolstered in the roll-out of the new vehicles.

The systems include an advanced version of Volvo’s City Safe autonomous braking and lane keeping, but now also include adaptive cruise control as standard, plus Pilot Assist – a semi-autonomous driving system that Volvo says now provides hands-free driving up to 130km/h.

Other standard items in the S90 and V90 at Momentum level include leather upholstery and power front seats with driver memory, four-zone climate control (with Volvo’s much vaunted air filtration system), keyless start, power boot and adaptive LED headlights.

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Momentum-grade S90s are front-drive only, and roll on 18-inch wheels.

In contrast, the Inscription-grade S90s are all-wheel drive (a Haldex-style system) and get around on 19-inch hoops with 20s (and even 21s) as an option.

Other standard equipment items for this grade include keyless entry and start, walnut timber interior décor, LED interior ambient lighting and Fine Nappa leather upholstery.

Seat heating and cooling, sunroof and other ‘luxury’ items are all options, even on this grade. So too is air suspension. Power adjustment of the steering column is not offered on any model.

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The S90 was unveiled at this year’s Detroit motor show and is built on the same SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) that also underpins the big XC90 SUV. It will be partnered by a V90 wagon model in both standard and high-ride (Cross Country) variants.

The S90 range, like the rest of the ‘modern’ Volvo line-up, is powered exclusively by four-cylinder engines. All are matched to eight-speed automatic gearboxes.

Suspension is via double wishbones at the front and a multilink arrangement at the rear with an unusual Corvette-style transverse leaf spring (except on air-suspended variants).



The S90 brings probably more focus on future electrification than any of the German luxury brands: Volvo 90 series man-in-charge, Kent Falck, said at the car’s international launch in Spain that the current engines are the last internal combustion powerplants it will make.
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It looks sleek but the inside shots looks like I'm looking at an Escalade dash/interior that's good I guess having big airy open feeling.
The b pillars are humongous guess needed for that hole up top, same size forced air I use in my house coming out the B pill vents lol
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This replaces the E class on my dream list of cars I want to try.
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...for the modern old man.
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That's a good looking car.
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