Again, this happened. An impending new model was revealed inadvertently through the showcasing of its miniature die-case form.
Say hello to the all-new 2017 Volvo S90, and boy, does this get us excited for the new model.
Volvo is currently on a quest to redesign its entire lineup, which first began with the 2016 Volvo XC90. Now, the S90 will follow to replace the aging S80 sedan as the Swedish automaker’s flagship.
Designed with cues from the Volvo Estate Concept and the 2016 XC90 in mind, the new S90 looks to be one heck of a looker, with its raked and swept-back roofline, to its unique rear-end and large wraparound taillights, to the “Thor” shaped headlights.
Needless to say, the 2016 Volvo S90 is turning out to be one attractive saloon.
These pictures were sourced through a Chinese website specializing in miniature die-case models, which totally makes sense given the fact that Volvo’s biggest market for the S90 currently is China, and Volvo’s owned by China’s Geely, and the scaled models themselves are probably built in China as well.
Regardless, Jalopnik points out that these pictures were released on a private Volvo Model Cars Facebook page with permission granted by someone at Volvo in Sweden to run these photos. So they know the cat’s basically out of the bag, and that could only mean a full web reveal is probably due to happen soon.
– By: Chris Chin
Source: Mogo Model via Jalopnik