2017 Volvo V90 leaked

The V90 will make its official debut next week.

A leak has prematurely revealed the upcoming 2017 Volvo V90 ahead of its official debut.

Designed to replace the aging V70 that's sold in Europe, the elegant-looking V90 is nearly identical to the recently-introduced S90 from the tip of the front bumper to the B-pillar. Beyond that, it gets a longer roof line, a surprisingly rakish D-pillar, and tall, hockey stick-shaped tail lamps inspired by the ones found on the Concept Estate.

The pictures suggest that, like the S90, the V90 will benefit from an upscale interior with acres of leather upholstery and a state-of-the-art tablet-like touch screen located on the center console. Built with premium materials, the cabin will offer ample space for five passengers and their gear.

Under the skin, the V90 will be all but identical to the S90 and, consequently, the XC90 crossover. Built on Volvo's new Scalable Platform Architecture, Volvo's next wagon will launch with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that uses both a turbocharger and a supercharger to generate 316 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 295 lb-ft. of torque from 2,200 to 4,500 rpm. An eight-speed automatic transmission will send power to all four wheels.

Later in its production run, the V90 will get a fuel-sipping gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid drivetrain made up of the aforementioned 2.0-liter four-banger, a 60-horsepower electric motor located over the rear axle a smaller motor wedged between the engine and the eight-speed automatic. Called Twin Engine in Volvo-speak, the drivetrain will generate about 400 horsepower and 472 lb-ft. of torque while allowing the V90 to drive on electricity alone for up to 20 miles.

The Volvo V90 will be unveiled during a private event that's set to take place next week in Stockholm, Sweden, and it will be shown to the public for the first time next month at the Geneva Auto Show. Company executives have previously suggested that both the V90 and the more rugged-looking V90 Cross Country could be sold in the United States.

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