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Volvo teases S90 flagship sedan way ahead of its reveal in Detroit

Details are scant, but there will be plenty of time to pore over details before its official unveiling in January.

The S90's taillights look much slimmer than the old S80's, reflecting changes made to the latest XC90 crossover.


Not even 24 hours have passed since the press days for the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, but Volvo is already teasing its big plans for the forthcoming North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The teaser photos seen here give the public its first look at the forthcoming S90 sedan. It'll be Volvo's flagship four-door, the best the brand has to offer. This brings a bit more sensibility to the automaker's taxonomic structure, as well. Now, the brand's top sedan and crossover (XC90) will share the same number on their badges, similar to how Infiniti and Cadillac are reorganizing their respective lineups.

Details are scant otherwise. A small chunk of industry media has already seen the S90 without heavy Photoshopping, but they are currently forbidden from sharing any details gleaned from that first look. It's all but likely that the S90 will ride on the same Scalable Product Architecture platform that underpins the XC90 crossover. Volvo did not immediately return a request for additional details about the car.

The 2016 Detroit Auto Show kicks off on January 11, 2016, with the first of two media preview days.

The S90 appears to borrow the "Thor's Hammer" headlight design from the XC90, as well.