Volvo S80 and V70 to be renamed S90 and V90

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19 Feb, 2013 10:16am Steve Fowler

The next-generation S80 saloon and V70 estate will be badged S90 and V90 when they arrive some time in 2015

Following hot on the heels of next year’s all-new Volvo XC90 will be replacements for the S80 saloon and V70 estate. However, the old names will be ditched to move in line with the XC90, so we’ll see an S90 saloon and V90 estate.

This move paves the way for the popular XC70 to be referred to as V90 Cross Country – adding rugged body cladding and a slightly raised ride height as already seen on the V40 Cross Country.

It’s also possible that a large coupe could join the 90 series line up, probably badged C90.

All of these models will make use of Volvo’s new Scalable Platform Architecture and Volvo Engine Architecture, as used in the XC90. An extended-wheelbase version of the S90 is also likely for the Chinese market.

Although there was a hint that we might see a concept previewing a C90 coupe at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, we’d expect to see the S90 and V90 to arrive some time in 2015.

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I don't like the new Volvos. They will have all 4 cylinders. So I no longer a Volvo fan. I don't want the new Saint to drive the new Volvo now he back. Adam Rayner is the new saint.

It seemsI won't be replacing my 54 plate Volvo S60 with a new S60 as Volvo have decided to only offer a tyre pump up kit with the replacement S60. There isn't even a space to fit a spare tyre but Volvo realising owners want a spare tyre, now offer a spare wheel in a tyre bag so it can be strapped down onto the boot floor. Looks like I am being forced to buy else where now. Audi, Honda & Nissan now are allowing spare wheels to be ordered & fitted below the boot floor through customer pressure and common sense. Looks like these three manufacturers at least don’t want to loose customers, unlike VOLVO.

Volvo should fire those designers promptly! I will not be the owner of those redesigned models.

Nonsense, I don't know who you've spoken with but I own an S60 with a spare wheel and it fits below the load area. The same place as the inflation kit would have been. The reason it is optional is to save weight. 9 out of 10 people can't or, don't know how to change a wheel. If you are the one in ten that can that is why you can request one!