Sporty and lux­u­ri­ous

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THE Swedes have de­signed a car for the in­di­vid­ual who calls the shots from the top of an or­gan­i­sa­tion and is just as com­mand­ing be­hind-the-wheel.

If there is any doubt that a chauf­feur-driven car can dou­ble up as a week­end war­rior, then you have yet to meet the all-new Volvo S90.

Built on the new Scal­able Prod­uct Ar­chi­tec­ture (SPA), the S90 is dis­tinctly Scan­di­na­vian in terms of de­sign and the idea of lux­ury with its use of nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als, er­gonomic and pur­pose­ful de­sign, and cut­ting-edge tech­no­log­i­cal in­no­va­tions.

Volvo has com­pletely redesigned the driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence from the ground up as well to of­fer a greater sense of pre­ci­sion, con­trol and com­fort.

The S90 is of­fered in two vari­ants - T5 and T6 R-De­sign - fea­tur­ing a tur­bocharged en­gine which pro­duces 254hp at 5,500rpm, and a tur­bocharged and su­per­charged en­gine pro­duc­ing 320hp at 5,700rpm re­spec­tively.

The T5 will de­liver a max­i­mum torque of 350Nm from 1,500rpm – 4,800rpm to the front wheels while the T6 R-De­sign will in­tel­li­gently trans­late a max­i­mum torque of 400Nm from 2,200rpm – 5,5400rpm to all four wheels.

From the out­set, the S90 con­veys gor­geous pro­por­tions, sit­ting lower, longer and wider than its seg­ment com­peti­tors.

The S90 now car­ries the proud and con­fi­dent face of Volvo’s new de­sign lan­guage, along with clas­sic Volvo styling cues.

Key fea­tures in­clude the iconic ‘Thor’s Ham­mer’ LED head­light de­sign, the new grille and Volvo Iron Mark, and the ex­pres­sive use of the Volvo word mark on the rear.

If ag­gres­sion is the name of your game then the T6 R-De­sign has your name on it.

For one, the stance of the car is very pro­nounced in the T6 R-De­sign thanks to its wider tyres, Sport Chas­sis tuning, and a more dy­namic ex­pres­sion on the ex­te­rior.

The T6 R-De­sign vari­ant also re­ceives the Sport op­tions such as a com­bi­na­tion Nubuck and Per­fo­rated Nappa Leather Con­tour Seats with Side Sup­port and Cush­ion Ex­ten­sions, and R-De­sign Steer­ing and Gear Lever among other things.

The car is equipped with a host of driver as­sist tech­nolo­gies as stan­dard in­clud­ing the In­tel­lisafe pack­age which is Volvo’s City Safety, an ad­vanced Au­to­matic Emer­gency Brak­ing (AEB) sys­tem that could de­tect and mit­i­gate col­li­sions with pedes­tri­ans, cy­clists, and large an­i­mals.

An­other fea­ture as stan­dard is the ad­vanced semi-au­tonomous drive fea­ture, Pi­lot As­sist.

This sys­tem gives gen­tle steer­ing in­puts to keep the car prop­erly aligned within lane mark­ings and func­tions up to high­way speeds of around 130kph while au­to­mat­i­cally main­tain­ing the set dis­tance and speed deter­mined by the user.

When it comes to colours, you can choose be­tween Onyx Black, Ice White, Os­mium Grey and Bright Sil­ver. There is also the Mus­sel Blue, ex­clu­sive for the T5.

T6 R-De­sign cus­tomers can also se­lect the sig­na­ture Burst­ing Blue colour for their S90.

As for in­te­rior se­lec­tion, T5 cus­tomers can choose be­tween Char­coal, Am­ber, and Blond up­hol­stery colours with two in­lay op­tions: Iron Ore or Dark Flame Birch.

The T6 R-De­sign comes in the Nubuck and Per­fo­rated Nappa Leather Con­tour Seats in Char­coal as stan­dard with a se­lec­tion of ei­ther Metal Mesh or Car­bon Fi­bre deco in­lay.

The S90 T5 and T6 R-De­sign is priced at RM388,888 and RM453,888 re­spec­tively (on-the-road with­out

in­sur­ance, in­clu­sive of GST).

The spa­cious and lux­u­ri­ous rear seat­ing of the China ver­sion of the S90.

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The S90 fea­tures the sig­na­ture ‘Thor’s Ham­mer’ head­lights.

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