The New Volvo V90 T6: Keep Your Eyes Peeled…..

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How a car’s lover cannot be tempted when he can grab a Volvo V90 T6? H.Soukar takes a closer look…

I must be dreaming. Driving such luxurious yet powerful vehicle as the Volvo V90 is a real dream, to say the least! And if this sounds too fantastic to be true, then I am one of the lucky ones enjoying the ultimate driving adventure of this amazing wagon.

Volvo V90

A 3-day-long drive across the UAE is a real treat. As each day passes, the roads become increasingly entertaining. A few laps of the track make it clear that the engine of this car is smooth and refined and has proper, rock-steady push once the big turbo is spooled up. After 15 minutes or so, my conclusion is pretty straightforward: this is a very impressive piece of engineering.

Over the past 20 years or so, there’s been a genuine lack of substitutes in the premium car space, and it seems that Volvo has taken this into consideration; thus the result has been reflected by the new V90 which is a great car (as is its saloon sister, the S90). This very car was born modern and arrive with the latest tech.

Volvo V90-Interiors

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The V90 is changing the image of the Swedish brand into a genuine contender in the premium market, with sleek styling, plushy interiors and an emphasis on comfort and safety.

The New Volvo V90 T6-profile

Stepping inside the V90 and unleashing its enormous power, one can feel that this car is very stable at all times, and has plenty of grip for fast cornering.

Volvo V90-01

The Exterior Lines

The V90 takes pride in its chic and dynamic exterior styling package which comprises a color-matched front bumper spoiler, distinctively designed bottom sill moldings with chrome insert, in addition to exceptional double end pipes and a color-matched rear diffuser with chrome insert.

The New Volvo V90 T6-side shot

Thanks to an exclusive stainless-steel bumper cover, the bumper on V90 is always protected from scratches and scrapes when loading and unloading. Moreover, the bumper features a premium high gloss finish and has been particularly tailored to integrate with the other exclusive V90 exterior styling details.

The New Volvo V90 T6-rear side shot

The Interiors

Inside, there are lots of soft curves and fabulous materials, making the V90 a more comforting place to be than most of its contenders. There’s this big touchscreen, which is almost tablet-sized, and controls the car’s major functions. The V90 has roomy light-filled cabin in which a huge amount of luxury and technology has been injected, so as to enhance the driving experience.

Volvo’s seats have oodles of modification on offer and backache simply isn’t an issue on a long trip, The seats, also, have very pronounced side bolsters.

Volvo V90-Interior shot

It’s noteworthy; however, to mention that there’s a huge amount of legroom in the back, and plenty of head and elbow room all round. Also, there are some helpful cubbies and sizable door bins up front, in addition to a large glovebox.

Infotainment

CarPlay takes the functions and apps you’re familiar with from your iPhone and makes them conveniently available via your Volvo’s center display. You can even use the Siri voice control function to take care of emails and SMS, which means your attention stays safely on the road ahead.

Volvo V90-display

At the Center of the Performance

Premium Sound by Bowers & Wilkins brings outstanding realism to your favorite music, putting you at the center of the performance.

Breathe Easy

With CleanZone, breathe air inside the car cleaner than the air outside. It filters particulates and odors, closing the air intakes if pollutant levels rise.

The New Volvo V90 T6-rear view

Safety

As standard, you get all the safety equipment you could wish for, including a sophisticated network of sensors that can detect when you’re about to crash and apply the brakes or when you’re about to run off the road and steer you back onto it, as well as a host of other equipment you’d usually have to pay extra for. These very specs, according to experts, make the V90 the safest car on planet.

Volvo V90-child seat

 An expert’s View

The V90 looks far-fetched and, provided you are contented to prioritize comfort over fun, is a glee to drive. Even though the Mercedes E-class has a bigger boot and an even more striking interior, the V90’s keen pricing and ability to stand out from the crowd make it very tempting indeed. To sum it up, if you’re looking for an antithesis of the go-faster, belligerent, hyper-competitive executive world, it’s well worth trying the Swedish option.

Specifications

Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est – Hwy : MPG 30
Cruising Range – City : mi 349.80
EPA Fuel Economy Est – City : MPG 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined : MPG 25
Cruising Range – Hwy : mi 477.00
EPA MPG Equivalent – City : N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent – Hwy : N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent – Combined : N/A
Battery Range : mi N/A
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx : gal 15.9
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx : gal N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 : in 78.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 : in 45.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 : in N/A
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline : in N/A
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings : in 43.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height : in N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 : ft³ 53.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 : ft³ 19.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 : ft³ 19.8
Trunk Volume : ft³ N/A
Brakes
Brake Type : N/A
Brake ABS System : 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) : N/A
Disc – Front (Yes or ) : Yes
Disc – Rear (Yes or ) : Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness : in 13.6
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness : in 12.6
Drum – Rear (Yes or ) :
Rear Drum Diam x Width : in
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year : 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score : N/A
Transmission
Drivetrain : All Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code :
Trans Type : 8
Trans Description Cont. : Automatic w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Again :
First Gear Ratio (:1) : 5.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) : 3.03
Third Gear Ratio (:1) : 1.95
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) : 1.46
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) : 1.22
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) : 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1) : 4.01
Clutch Size : in N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) : N/A
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) : 0.81
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) : 0.67
Vehicle
EPA Classification : Mid-Size Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity : 5
Passenger Volume : ft³ 98.4
Front Head Room : in 37.8
Front Leg Room : in 42.2
Front Shoulder Room : in 57.5
Front Hip Room : in 56.4
Second Head Room : in 37.7
Second Leg Room : in 35.9
Second Shoulder Room : in 55.9
Second Hip Room : in 55.7
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight : lbs 4221
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch – Max Trailer Wt. : lbs 3500
Dead Weight Hitch – Max Tongue Wt. : lbs 350
Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Trailer Wt. : lbs 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Tongue Wt. : lbs 350
Engine
Engine Order Code :
Engine Type : Turbo/Supercharger Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement : 2.0 L/120
Fuel System : Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM : 316 @ 5700
SAE Net Torque @ RPM : 295 @ 2200
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) : 800
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) : 210
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity : qts N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type – Front : Double Wishbone
Suspension Type – Rear : Multi-Link
Suspension Type – Front (Cont.) : Double Wishbone
Suspension Type – Rear (Cont.) : Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter – Front : mm N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter – Rear : mm N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter – Front : in N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter – Rear : in N/A
Tires
Front Tire Order Code :
Rear Tire Order Code :
Spare Tire Order Code :
Front Tire Size : P235/50VR19
Rear Tire Size : P235/50VR19
Spare Tire Size : Compact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size : in 19 X 7.5
Rear Wheel Size : in 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size : in Compact
Front Wheel Material : Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material : Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material : Steel
Steering
Steering Type : Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall : N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) : N/A
Turning Diameter – Curb to Curb : ft 39.4
Turning Diameter – Wall to Wall : ft N/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase : in 115.8
Length, Overall : in 194.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors : in 74
Height, Overall : in 60.7
Track Width, Front : in 65
Track Width, Rear : in 64.7
Min Ground Clearance : in N/A
Rear Door Opening Height : in N/A
Rear Door Opening Width : in N/A
Liftover Height : in 26.8

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20 Comments
  1. Erik Brown says

    Love it… REALLY COOL!

  2. Kenny Richardson says

    Very nice review, indeed!

  3. Jonathan Lampert says

    Very interesting review. Thanks for the info and stuff.

  4. Kenny Richardson says

    The review looks great and so do the shots. It seems that Volvo is nailing it.

  5. George Killy says

    The car specs are pretty good.

  6. David Baker says

    The review and the car are awesome!

  7. Yolande Pineda says

    Super Duper!

  8. Lucille Goaziou says

    I love the fact that the bumper features a premium high gloss finish and has been particularly tailored to integrate with the other exclusive V90 exterior styling details….Well-done, Volvo!

  9. Simon Arrol says

    I am a big fan for the Volvo brand and this masterpiece is really out of this world!

  10. Paul Roseburg says

    Love the specs and the pics.

  11. Luis Philippe says

    That’s really cool…Everything looks amazing about this wagon!

  12. George Killy says

    The fact that this car is very stable at all times, and has plenty of grip for fast cornering…is really important in this sector which is not weird for a company like Volvo which always tries its best to excel in this field.

  13. Adam Lipnosky says

    The car looks great but I think it’s a bit expensive and if the company wants to compete with other competitors within this category, it must reconsider the pricing issue…

  14. Jim Guy says

    I am a big fan of your page! Love the coverage and the pics as well.

  15. Luis Philippe says

    Nice review and cool shots, indeed.

  16. Patrick Lawman says

    Love everything about this car- I prefer to go for the sedan option, though.

  17. Georges Geagea says

    That’s really awesome!

  18. Jim Guy says

    I think Volvo still has to work on its presence in the Gulf as it’s not doing well over there comparing to other competitive brands…

  19. Sharon Salazar says

    Volvo always takes the lead in the automotive industry. However, it targets only the high-end consumers.

  20. Pei Leng Tan says

    Very good review and great car!

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