What's New for 2017: Volvo

December 17, 2016

Few brands have been through a turnaround quite like Volvo. The last bastion of Sweden's once-thriving car industry, Volvo is in the midst of a heck of a product renaissance. 

In the last 18 months, Volvo has launched a new flagship SUV—the XC90—and a new flagship sedan—the S90—to much critical acclaim. The latter was a close runner-up for The Car Connection's Best Car to Buy 2017

It's the S90 that gets all the headlines this year. The replacement for Volvo's dated S80, the S90 shares essentially nothing whatsoever with its predecessor. It's a forward-thinking luxury sedan that squares off against some of the world's best—the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6, among others. In that tough company, the S90 carves out a strong niche for itself and is absolutely worthy of serious consideration. 

Late in 2017, the Volvo V90 will return as the brand's flagship wagon. 

Additionally, the compact S60's all-wheel drive model finally gains the more efficient 4-cylinder; previously, it had utilized the automaker's dated turbo-5. 

 

2017 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription

2017 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription

Here's a more comprehensive look at what you'll find in a Volvo showroom this year:

Volvo S60

  • 5-cylinder discontinued; all-wheel drive model is now 4-cylinder only. 
  • All-wheel drive now offered on every trim level.
  • All-new model, replaces S80.
  • Available in front- or all-wheel drive and with a choice of 4-cylinder engines.
  • Distinctly Scandinavian design inside and out with much inspiration from XC90.
  • 5-cylinder discontinued; all-wheel drive model is now 4-cylinder only. 
  • All-wheel drive now offered on every trim level.
  • Engine lineup now 4-cylinder only, even with all-wheel drive.
  • New front-wheel drive base model badged T5.
  • New range-topping T8 Excellence loaded with luxury.

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