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Just over a month ago, we showed you photographs of a scale model of the upcoming Volvo S90. Now, CarNewsChina has published additional leaked shots of a 1:43 scale model of Volvo’s new flagship sedan. With said photos now circulating, we have finally been afforded one of the most detailed shots of the car yet.

Before we delve into the subject at hand, you might be asking yourself as to how said photographs even managed to make their way online. Turns out, Volvo had ordered 2000 scale models of the Volvo S90 from French model maker, Norev, who, in turn, had outsourced the job to a China-based company. An employee of the latter firm reportedly stole 20 units, of which two remain missing.

On to the car, then. From the outside, things look to have remained the same as the last batch of leaked scale model shots with the front of the car sporting the now-familiar “Thor’s Hammer” LED daytime running lights which are integrated into the headlight assembly – a cue first seen on the second-gen Volvo XC90.

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In profile, the scale models pictured here further portray an Audi A7-like silhouette – an element no doubt aided by that sloping roofline. Elsewhere, chrome elements appear to feature around the window frames while one particular photo shows the existence of a sunroof. Moving on, we arrive at what could, arguably, be the most eye-catching detail on the whole car – the massive taillights.

The C-shaped tail lamps appear to have been carried over from the Volvo XC90 SUV but the lack of a D-pillar has, to an extent, warped the appearance of the entire assembly. We reckon these taillights will end up being the most polarising part of the whole sedan, should it appear on the finished article.

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As for the oily bits under the skin, the Volvo S90 is expected to arrive powered by the same range of engines that lay under the bonnet of the XC90 SUV. As a result, expect a turbocharged 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine in T5, T6 and T8 configurations to be offered alongside the D4 and D5 diesel options as well.

As for the interior, several shots of the cabin show a rather classy layout with beige leather found almost everywhere along with plenty of wood trim. Also, a large touchscreen appears to be mounted smack bang in the middle of the centre stack – the overall architecture is, once again, reminiscent of the Volvo XC90.


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