2016 Volvo S90 Spied, It Has Thor's Hammer Headlights

2016 Volvo S90 sedan 5 photos
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Since Volvo presented the world with the all-new XC90, the Swedish automaker hit the jackpot. The exterior styling, the oily bits and bobs, as well as the welcoming cabin design are bang on, translating to huge demand for the all-wheel drive mid-size SUV. Without a shadow of a doubt, the upcoming 2016 Volvo S90 sedan has lots of chances to enjoy the same commercial success as the XC90.
A faithful reader of the Dutch automotive publication captured the 2016 Volvo S90 testing in The Netherlands and good golly, it's got the same Thor's Hammer headlights as the XC90. This bit of news doesn't come as a surprise though because Volvo stated that the replacement for the S80 would be underpinned by the same SPA (Scalable Platform Architecture) that debuted on the XC90.

Other than the distinctive daytime running lights, the S90 test mule carries a prominent front grille design sans the diagonal slat with the Volvo badge featured in the middle. Even the bumper design and the lower radiator grille hark back to the XC90, but the hood appears to be a flatter affair than that of the SUV.

Despite the swirly camouflage on top of which sits black-painted padding, it's easy to tell that the roof rails are exaggerated, as is the hump on top of the trunk door. While the dashboard design is impossible to see from's set of four spy photos, the driver's moustache is downright groovy!

Jokes aside, those headrests feature the same design as those that equip the XC90. This makes us presume that the cabin design, including the thumping great tablet-like infotainment system, will be remarkably similar to the interior of the Volvo XC90.

To be built at Volvo's Daqing plant in China, the 2016 Volvo S90 is believed to debut at next year's Detroit Auto Show with 2-liter turbo petrol and diesel engines. AWD could be offered as an option on the D5 and T5 engines while a 2016 Volvo S90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid could come to fruition as well.
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