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Upcoming Volvo S90 C-Pillar Section Photo Leaked

People have been talking about the upcoming Volvo flagship sedan (the current S80 successor) for a while. Rumor has indicated the new flagship will be named “S90”, and Volvo built the Concept Universe and Concept You back in 2011 to give us a hint of how the new sedan will look like. Below is a spy shot shows the C-pillar section of an real S90 prototype (note: this photo was taken on Aug.28, 2013).


The S90 will be based on Volvo’s latest SPA platform (Scalable Product Architecture), you can see our brief analysis of the SPA design here. Powertrain will be similar to the XC90, including a top T8 trim which is composed of a 2...

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Report: Why You Won’t See the 3rd-Gen Volvo S80 until 2018

The current second generation Volvo S80 came out to market back in 2006. Now almost 8 years has passed, and we all think it is already overdue for a redesign.

Actually the S80 should be redesigned because both of its exterior/interior already look outdated, and there are much to be enhanced for its mechanical parts too.


But we are quite sure that the highly anticipated redesign will not happen before 2018. Below are some of our analysis.

Back in 2005 and 2008, when Volvo was still belong to Ford, the Chinese automaker Chang’an Motors (which headquarters is in Chongqing) signed a manufacturing contract with Ford, that to build the Chinese market S40 and S80 (including the...

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