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Volvo V90 is poised to take lead in key wagon segment

The arrival of the V90 is forecast to push Volvo past Audi to the top of Europe's important large premium station wagon segment next year, analysts say. But they also foresee a significant overall downturn for the large premium wagon sector because of rising demand for crossovers.

Volvo released photos and details on the V90 in Stockholm ahead of the vehicle's public debut at the Geneva auto show on March 1, at which time the automaker will reveal European pricing for the wagon.

Volvo will begin taking V90 orders in Europe after the show. European deliveries of the wagon will start in the summer shortly after its sibling model, the S90 flagship sedan, arrives in showrooms.

U.S. pricing for the V90 will be announced later, as will details on when orders and deliveries will start in the market.

The V90 will replace the V70 while a derivative of the V90 will succeed the XC70, Volvo said.

At 4936mm, the V90 is 122mm longer than than V70 but the new wagon is 2019mm wide compared with 2106mm for the V70. The luggage space on the V90 is 560 liters, compared with 575 liters in the V70. Volvo says is has focused on making it easier to put items in the new wagon with the help of a power tailgate and the V90's lower loading height.

Source: http://europe.autonews.com/


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