When the New Volvo S90 Inscription 2019 was unveiled, car enthusiasts were given the automobile equivalent of a well-groomed family man — minimalist, sophisticated, and unflappably resourceful. Putting the luxury in luxury sedan, the vehicle gives you cutting-edge tech, and a backseat that concedes nothing to its limousine rivals. With an aerodynamic form and meticulously crafted interiors, this is a car comfortable enough to spoil you during your city commutes, but also stylish enough to impress when you arrive at your evening plans. Here’s a closer look inside.
The Tech: Safety First
Volvo is first and foremost reputed for a key hallmark: safety. The New Volvo S90 takes this to the next level, with a driver support system so extensive and cutting-edge, it almost attempts to do everything for you. The 360° camera offers a high-res bird’s eye view of the surrounding area to assist in ease of manoeuvre. A BLIS support system alerts you of vehicles in your blind spots when changing lanes, as well as cars approaching rapidly on either side. There’s even a Park Assist Pilot, which takes over the steering and guides your car into place whether parallel or perpendicular — your only job is to gently tap on the brake and accelerator. Able to park in a gap of just 1.2 times the length of the car, it’s wholly possible that the New Volvo S90 parks better than you.
The Engine: A Zero-Emission Commute
The New Volvo S90 comes with different engine options. The T8 Twin Engine Inscription — with plug-in hybrid technology — combines a high-performance petrol engine with an electric motor, along for an outstanding drive experience with maximised performance. There’s a fully electric option which prioritises the electric drive, giving you zero emissions for a driving range of up to 40km. You can also choose between varying drive modes. The Comfort mode optimises comfort, while the Dynamic mode is especially calibrated for those who prefer the sportier side of driving, with faster responses from the engine, gearbox, steering and braking. The Eco mode gives you the lowest possible fuel consumption — if you’re a very specific driver, you can even tailor everything to your own needs under the Individual mode.
The Design: Scandinavian Craftsmanship at its Finest
Sleek and refined, the New Volvo S90 strikes a sweet spot in Scandinavian-chic with a combination of graceful form and beautiful detailing. It looks almost like a coupe, with a long hood, and a front accentuated by a concave grill and swept-back headlights that reminisces on past designs while staying far from old-fashioned. While the exterior is exquisite, it is the interiors that will truly blow you away. Rare Nordic wood adds a touch of warmth, while subtitle contour lines are seen on the bonnet — the wide, rear-passenger seating pampers those in the backseat, ideal for those who enjoy being chauffeured around.