Volvo should sell the S90L worldwide since they have no bigger sedan whose sales might be cannibalized, unlike many competitors.Its supposed to replace the S80, so probably the Audi A6, Mercedes E Class, BMW 5 Series, etc
But if it does what the XC90 does and punch a little higher than its class, it might rival the Audi A7, BMW 7 Series, and maybe even an S class or two.
So sorry i drove Mercedes C w205 and Volvo s60 can easily compete with Mercedes. It is more comfortable front seats are of course by far the Best in it's class and It is equally quality built.The S60 is much closer to its competitors than the S80 or XC90, but with the 2015 C-Class and 2016 A4 the gap is much more obvious.
It also depends how highly you value comfortable seats.
I don't think we get the same trim here that you do.Well I didn't get that feeling, when I was driving C220 diesel. Absolutely fine car, but all that piano plastic around me is far from baby S class.
If Volvo can start at 46K (where the base A6 starts) but offer AWD and the new T6 with 320 HP then that would be a good starting place.The Audi A6 is a good indicator of how the S90 will be priced.
Possibly, though the XF, like the 5-Series and others, lacks an air suspension option, which should particularly enhance the S90CC, as it does the A6 Allroad.If Volvo can start at 46K (where the base A6 starts) but offer AWD and the new T6 with 320 HP then that would be a good starting place.
The 2016 Jag XF starts at 52K but offers a 340HP V6 and their version of Safe+Secure (5 Years / 60,000 Miles New Vehicle Limited Warranty and Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance). I think the Jag could be a segment killer!