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.