Prices start at just under £45,000 for the entry-level B4 petrol model. Figures elsewhere in the range swell up towards and just under the £63,000 mark, as you'd expect from a car in this class aiming to go up alongside full-sized executive segment rivals like BMW's 5 Series Touring, Audi's A6 Avant and Mercedes' E-Class Estate. You'll need around £62,000-£69,000 for the plug-in hybrid T6 variants. There's also the option of 'Cross Country'-spec models (from around £56,000) that have AWD, a 65mm higher ride height and a wider track.
There's a choice of 'Plus' and 'Ultimate' triim levels (the V90 has a base 'Core'-spec too). Across the range, top models can be ordered with features like 21-inch alloy wheels and powered, heated and ventilated seats trimmed in Nappa leather. Inside, the tablet-like touch screen in the centre console drives the minor controls and a whole host of Internet-based products and services. Audio services in the plushest variants come courtesy of a monster Bowers & Wilkins stereo. The electronically controlled air suspension has a choice of five modes, including one where the driver is free to tailor the settings to his or her personal taste.
V90 safety gear includes a run off-road protection package which tightens seatbelts and activates energy-absorbing technology in the seats when the car detects challenging terrain ahead. Another system is the auto-braking feature, which cuts in if a driver pulls out in front of on coming traffic. Plus the V90 also introduces a world-first - large animal detection - a system capable of detecting large animals such as elk, horses or moose, night or day.