Your Intrepid Spy guy confirms that the Swedish automaker will launch the S90 flagship luxury sedan later this year followed by a wagon equivalent dubbed the V90. Although this style of body doesn’t normally sell as well as traditional trunk-equipped cars, Volvo has had more success than most brands going all the way back to the late 1960s. As with the S90, the V90 is expected to arrive with a choice of a 240-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a unique 316-horsepower four-cylinder that’s both turbocharged and supercharged, and a plug-in hybrid model that makes 410 horsepower. The hybrid’s electric motor powers the rear wheels, exclusively. V90 pricing is expected to start in the $50,000 range ($2,000-$3,000 more than the S90), with the plug-in variant adding close to $15,000 more.
The V90 wagon will arrive after the S90 sedan. Of course they share platforms and powertrains, topping out with a 410-horsepower plug-in hybrid model.