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A few days ago, we showed you several photographs of a 1:43 scale model of the upcoming Volvo S90 sedan in its most detailed look tgus far. This time, we’re bringing you its estate version in the form of the Volvo V90, which, like before, appears in 1:43 scale model form.

Previewed by the Volvo Concept Estate at last year’s Geneva Motor Show, the Volvo V90 scale model photographs you see here are courtesy of CarNewsChina. The new estate model will be the first since the third-generation Volvo V70 was launched in 2007.

Back then, the V70 shared a lot more in common with the Volvo S60 and its P2 platform. The V90, on the other hand, will probably adopt the SPA platform that also serves as the underpinnings for the upcoming S90 and the Volvo XC90 SUV.

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Powertrain options are also likely be taken from the XC90, with the T8 Twin Engine being one of the suggested candidates, along with the T5 and T6. Diesel options could include the D4 and D5 2.0 litre turbo powerplants

As for the looks, it’s pretty much status quo starting from the front of car, retaining a lot of the same design cues as that found on the S90 sedan. This includes the “Thor’s Hammer” LED daytime running lights that are integrated into the headlight assembly, first seen on the second-generation XC90.

Moving on to the estate’s profile, this is where things start to differ, most evidently by the extended sloping roofline and extra real estate that originates as a result. Chrome surrounds can once again be spotted framing the windows, as well as a sunroof.

The 2014 Concept Estate is a major influence in the V90’s design, with the rear taillights seemingly lifted directly from the concept, albeit thicker this time around. Chromed exhaust tips at both ends of the rear bumper are also seen, linked by a centre chrome bar.

As for the interior, it’s hard to tell what it will look like on the inside due to the blurriness of the photos, but it should likely follow that of the S90 sedan, where spyshots revealed a minimalist design with a large central display screen handling much of the car’s functions.

When the Volvo V90 does eventually go on sale, it will go up against the established German brands like the BMW 5 Series Touring, Audi A6 Avante, and Mercedes E-Class Estate. Do you think it has what it takes to stand up against such fierce opposition?

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