As the 2016 New York Auto Show commenced, Volvo came prepared with the all-new S90 sedan as their centerpiece.
According to Volvo, the S90 will be the first car to come with the brand’s clever semi-autonomous driving technology a.k.a. the Volvo Pilot Assist as standard. An innovation that’s honed through years of automotive safety studies, this feature automatically takes over the car’s acceleration, braking, and steering at speeds of up to 80 mph (128 km/h) to ensure safety of both the occupants and everyone else on the road.
The Volvo Pilot Assist works in unison with the Large Animal Detection and the Run-Off Road Mitigation (RRM) systems. As its name suggests, the former senses oncoming large animals like a deer, a horse, or a cow. When it does, it then activates the brakes to stop or slow the car in time to avoid the animal or soften the hit. The latter, on the other hand, monitors the road ahead. Once it detects the car veering off course, it automatically steers the car back on track.
The car will be offered in 2 variants; the S90 T5 Momentum and the S90 T6 AWD Momentum.
Within the T5 is a turbocharged Drive-E engine that pushes 250 hp. The T6 takes the Drive-E technology and improves it by bringing the power up to 316 hp. It also comes in either a turbocharged or a supercharged version which is connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system.
Lastly, the brand has also launched their Volvo Online Concierge service to provide their customers with the best car-buying experience. These include personalized customer service for would-be S90 owners, guided online unit purchasing, and after-sales perks.
The arrival of the all-new Volvo S90 is a testament of the Swedish carmaker's steps in endowing their cars with the best safety package coupled with the best customer service. While there’s still no announcement from Volvo Philippines about its local debut, all things are in high hopes that it will make its way here when the right time comes.
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