The Volvo S80 is still available in dealerships, and going off some recent model-year updates, it is now priced at $84,900 plus on-road costs.
That model is sold solely in T6 specification, with a six-cylinder petrol turbocharged engine (producing 224kW/440Nm) teamed to a six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.
As Volvo has stated, all of its models will now be sold with four-cylinder engines, and if the new S90 follows the same path as the XC90 large SUV, buyers can expect a 2.0-litre turbo diesel, a 2.0-litre turbocharged and supercharged petrol, and a plug-in hybrid petrol model.
The aim with the successor to the S80, the S90, will be clear: more sales.
According to European industry journal Automotive News, the S80 managed just 12,500 sales in 2014, where its rival, the BMW 5 Series, accounted for more than 370,000.
In Australia in 2014, Volvo sold just 15 examples of the S80, but in 2015 so far there have been 21 vehicles sold.
A Volvo Australia source has told CarAdvice that there will be no more S80 models ordered locally, unless a customer requests a specific order.