New From the Inside Out
A tour of nearly 90 years of Volvo interiors shows how the launch of the S90 represents the culmination of the carmaker’s uniquely Scandinavian expression of understated luxury.
Swedish Craftsmanship - The subtle Swedish flag detail sewn onto the Volvo S90’s available ventilated Nappa leather seats shows pride in the car’s Scandinavian heritage. Open-pore walnut trim mixes with aluminum and leather to accentuate the luxurious feel of every surface.DW Burnett/PUPPYKNUCKLES
Walnut-style Trim - Natural walnut highlights the open and airy feel of the S90’s interior. With the open-pore finish, you can practically feel the grain. An aluminum spine runs below the three-dimensional wood on the dash that invites passengers to reach out, touch, and experience the surfaces.DW Burnett/PUPPYKNUCKLES
Minimalist Controls - While the S90’s physical controls are kept to a minimum, those that do exist—such as the Start/Stop and Drive Mode switches, Volume control, and Air Blades—are sleek, diamond-cut shapes with a fine finish. (The diamond-patterned touch surface even extends to the steering wheel stalks.) Every car function is a simple touch or screen-swipe away.DW Burnett/PUPPYKNUCKLES
Best Seat in the House - Seven years of R&D went into the development of the S90’s next-generation seats, which seamlessly combine comfort with cutting-edge safety technology. Both front seats feature memory-save functionality connected to each individual car key and have thinner backrests to provide more rear legroom. But this being Volvo, they were of course built for safety, with a new design that can absorb energy loads and protect your neck and spine from impact.