Volvo's 90-series range will officially be complete when arrives in the United States this summer, joining SUV, the sedan, and the crossover-like . But for customers who want this cladding-free, non-lifted station wagon, there's a catch: You have to special-order it. The 2018 V90 will be sold in the U.S. only as a custom-order vehicle, meaning Volvo dealerships won't keep the V90 in stock.
The only way to buy a V90 in America, then, is to go either through Volvo's online concierge service or its overseas delivery program. The concierge program puts the customer in touch with a Volvo representative online who can customize the vehicle before ordering it to be delivered to a Volvo dealership. If you opt for overseas delivery, Volvo provides two airline tickets and hotel accommodations to pick up your V90 at the company's factory in Torslanda, Sweden, before it's shipped back to your dealership. Volvo says it will soon begin taking orders for the V90, with deliveries starting in the summer.
Like , the V90 will be offered in the U.S. in front-wheel-drive T5 or all-wheel-drive T6 forms. The T5 uses a 250-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the T6 is powered by a turbocharged and supercharged version of the same engine with 316 horsepower. Unlike the S90, however, V90 customers will have only two trim levels to choose from: Inscription (pictured in silver) and R-Design (pictured in blue). Volvo has yet to announce pricing for the V90, but expect it to cost a bit more than the S90 T5 Inscription's starting sum of $50,645.
For Volvo wagon shoppers who might want to take a more casual approach to their purchase, the 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country model is being sold in a more conventional way and is scheduled to reach dealerships sometime in early 2017. It starts at $56,295 for the T6 AWD model. Limiting the conventional V90 to this special ordering process seems poised to make the V90 Cross Country the volume seller of the wagon lineup, although we certainly can't complain about more wagon options of any sort in the U.S. Now all that's missing is a rear-facing third-row seat.