Introducing the elegant and confident brand-new Volvo S90. Combining exquisite, natural materials with sophisticated, intuitive technology, this is the next generation of Volvo Cars.
Both inside and out of the new S90, you can feel the meticulous care and consideration. From the
rare Nordic wood to the subtle contour line on the bonnet, every detail is a premium expression of true Scandinavian craftsmanship.
The flagship XC90 SUV is selling well around the world and the technologically similar S90 is now here as the flagship sedan or saloon. It compares very favourably with any other luxury brand and any other saloon in the market. On first sight the S90 is hugely impressive. It projects selfassurance and self-confidence and exudes power and quality.
The Inscription trim available at Domasco provides a huge array of desirable equipment and features too long to list here; suffice to say it has almost everything you ever wanted to be included in your dream car, all available at the price on display. Driving the S90 is fun; well, it has both a turbo and a supercharger, and it has the security of allwheel-drive. But still surprisingly fun, just because it has those four big doors and a feeling of real solid quality. But it ain’t heavy… the ‘twin-charged’ powerplant is happy in its work. Idle quality is very smooth and quiet; push the car hard and the 2.0-litre sounds purposeful and harmonious as it shifts through its silky eight-speed gearbox. A slightly sportier soundtrack is available by selecting Sport mode.
Volvo’s reputation for innovative safety features continues with the S90, which offers – just to list a few – collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian, cyclist and large animal detection, lane departure warning, road sign recognition and a drowsy driver alert, not to mention City Safety which pioneered years ago. Yes, it’s another long list and the only way to get the full picture is to go yourself to the Volvo showroom on Khalifa Street where all can be revealed!
ENGINE Two-litre supercharged and turbocharged DOHC, 16 valves, variable valve timing
MAX POWER 316 hp (235kW) @ 5,700
MAX TORQUE 295 lb-ft @ 2,200 – 4,500 rpm
ACCELERATION 0–100 kph in 5.9 secs
DRIVELINE Geartronic 8-speed shiftable automatic with All-Wheel-Drive (AWD)
EXTERIOR A lower roofline, more steeply raked windshield and rear glass, plus a strong shoulder line mean both strength and elegance: Volvo’s updated concave grille recalls the classic P1800 and presents the updated Iron Mark Volvo logo, along with the now familiar Thor’s Hammer daytime running lights.
INTERIOR Absolutely gorgeous; beautifully detailed, characterful, top quality leather trim with wood inlays and chrome and metal accents give the S90 unmatchable elegance; maybe the best seats in the business, with more support and adjustments; beautiful dashboard and excellent centre screen, almost as large as an iPad; Volvo’s Sensus brings closer the day when your car and your phone are seamlessly interconnected; fully integrated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; fabulous Bowers & Wilkins hi-fi; CleanZone.
SAFETY Volvo has always been in the forefront, being the most dedicated to improving safety. IntelliSafe is Volvo’s industry-leading commitment to meeting its goal that no one should be killed or injured in a new Volvo by 2020.
Domasco will be pleased to arrange a test drive of the all-new Volvo S90 or any of its stylish range of cars and SUVs for Marhaba viewers and readers. Call 4424 6860 or visit the Volvo website.
The best decision for you right now is to see this great car for yourself. The staff at the Volvo showroom on Khalifa Street, Lejbailat Zone 64 (between TV roundabout and the iconic Imam Muhammed Abdul Wahab mosque) will be eager to show it off to you and answer all your questions.
Author: Terry Sutcliffe
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