When the first images of the upcoming 2017 Volvo S90 sedan were leaked along with news that the car would be shown at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show in a few weeks’ time, we wondered how long we’d have to wait for new of a hybrid version. Well- not long at all, as it turns out, because Volvo has announced that it will be showing off a 407 HP twin-engine hybrid S90 at that very show.
That’s right. The new for 2017 Volvo S90 hybrid is expected to pack the same twin-engine powerplant first shown the XC60 plug-in hybrid concept car and the XC90 hybrid, and deliver 7 more HP than the original 8.0 liter V10 Dodge Viper while offering drivers more than 25 miles (45 km) of all-electric driving range.
That’s great news for Volvo fans looking for a safe, powerful alternative to hybrids like the Toyota Prius or similarly luxurious Mercedes S500 Hybrid- and maybe bad news for Tesla, if the Volvo S90 hybrid turns out to be good enough to snatch the “safest car ever” title from the Model S.
What do you guys think? Is the new 2017 Volvo S90 hybrid going to make big waves when it finally breaks cover, or will it continue the great Volvo tradition of being a great car that’s overlooked by most “luxe” car-buyers? Let us know, in the comments.
Source | Images: Volvo, via Motorpasion.