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Marhaba Motoring Reviews All-new Volvo S90 Inscription

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 attention to detail. 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 flagship sedan or saloon is now here in Qatar. 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 self-assurance 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 all-wheel-drive. But still surprisingly fun, just because it has those four big doors and a feeling of real solid quality. In fact, you could say almost sporty as the ‘twin-charged’ powerplant goes about its work. Idle quality is very smooth and quiet, but push the car hard and the 2.0-litre sounds very purposeful and harmonious as it shifts through its silky eight-speed gearbox. A slightly sportier soundtrack is available by selecting Sport mode.

Volvo’s unique safety reputation continues to increase with the S90, which offers collision mitigation with 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 Volvo pioneered years ago. And you’ll love Park Assist…

The list is long and Volvo is a deeply interesting automotive story. The best way to get the full picture is to go to the Volvo showroom on Khalifa Street where all can be revealed!

TECH SPEC MOTORING DOHA QATAR

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, 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; clean filtered air inside, and low emissions outside

SAFETY/SECURITY Volvo has always been at 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

Visit the redesigned and refurbished showroom on Khalifa Street (near the Mohammed Ibn Abdul Wahab mosque) and try the new Volvo Retail Experience. The knowledgeable and friendly staff will be happy to arrange a closer look at the new Volvo S90 Inscription and, indeed, any of the stylish Volvo sedans and SUVs for you. Give a call to 4424 6860 or log on to volvo.com.qa for more information.

Author: Terry Sutcliffe

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