Volvo's most important announcement at the New York Auto Show was the new XC60 SUV, but luxury sedan buyers might be more interested in the 2018 S90. For the US market, the Swedish-built S90 has been replaced by the Chinese-built S90L, a long-wheelbase variant originally designed for Asia. This gives the S90 more legroom and more luxury in the back seats, as well as a new hybrid option with 400 horsepower. Of course those who prefer the S90's shorter length can still order a V90 wagon.
With the XC60, we are looking at the first member of the new 60-Series, which will be followed by the compact three-cylinder XC40 later this year. The XC60 is Volvo's best-selling product, thanks to the fact that "SUVs are hot right now," as Volvo US CEO Lex Keemakers put it. They sold more than a million of the previous generation, achieving record sales in 2016, eight years after it was launched.
The new generation comes with a driftwood-inspired interior, a choice of 250-, 316- and 400-horsepower drivetrains and all the safety features Volvo has developed over the last few years. The XC60 will also be built in the US once Volvo's North Carolina factory is up and running next year.
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