Volvo confident of S90 success, plotting hardcore S90 and V90, as well as coupe model

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The Swedish automaker’s chief has recently confirmed high-performance models will bear the S90 and V90 station wagon emblems, while the design boss has also tipped the stylish coupe variant is in the works. The S90 flagship sedan was recently introduced and the news are already pouring in about its lifetime: the company is already mulling the development of the high-performance versions for the sedan and upcoming station wagon variant, which hasn’t even seen the light of day yet. “You could have a high-performance variant without leaving the brand,” hinted Hakan Samuelsson during an interview with a British magazine. “Right now we have the S60 and V60 as Polestar variants, and we believe in the brand – that’s why we bought it. So now we’re looking at using it more on performance cars within the family.” Meanwhile, on the same subject, Volvo’s research and development chief has dropped another important piece of information – hybrid powertrains might be used to underpin them. In carefully related news, the S90 will also apparently have a twin that loses a pair of doors, if we are to believe Volvo’s senior vice president of design, Thomas Ingenlath. He also hinted the sleeker S90 coupe should be highly anticipated, since it would bear an uncanny resemblance to the beautiful Concept Coupe from way back in 2013. But unlike the Polestar S90 and V90, this model shouldn’t be expected until the end of the decade, wearing the usual C90 moniker and riding the same SPA platform that today is set to underpin the XC90 crossover, S90 sedan and V90 station wagon.