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Shanghai 2015 Preview: Volvo to debut XC90 Excellence


Volvo XC90 Excellence is a four-seater ultra-luxury SUV

If driving the seven-seater Volvo XC90 feels all too pedestrian for you, Volvo has crafted an ultra-luxury trim that, according to Volvo, offers a ‘distinct and individual automotive experience that incorporates the latest Scandinavian innovations in design, refinement, comfort and style.’

Called the XC90 Excellence, Volvo cut the number of seats to only four by taking their new-generation fronts seats and adding them to the rear cabin to convey space, luxury while giving rear passengers the kind of comfort, safety and support only Volvo’s front seat design can provide. Rear seats also individually recline and come complete with massage, ventilation and increased legroom with footrests.


The cabin features ambient lighting, illuminated storage, a retractable control touchscreen, folding tables, a refrigerator with bottle and glass holders, a heated/chilled cup holder and handmade crystal glasses from leading Swedish company, Orrefors.

Audio entertainment uses a Bowers & Wilkins system that delivers a 20-speaker high fidelity surround sound experience for rear seat passengers minus all the ambient noise thanks to the Pirelli Noise Cancelling System tires (PNCS) and sound insulation from luggage compartment dividing screen.

“This is our new flagship car. We have created the ultimate experience of Scandinavian luxury. What we have designed is amongst the best rear seat experience available in a luxury car,” said Mr. Ingenlath “The result is a superlative environment for relaxed comfort or doing business,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President, Design.

The XC90 Excellence also comes with an integrated ionic air cleaner in the CleanZone climate system that works by positively charging electrons in airborne particles (dust or smoke for example) so they are removed from the cabin environment.

The leather instrument panel comes with contrasting stitching and distinctive leather detailing in blond or charcoal with a color coordinated headliner made of pure Nubuck textile.

The XC90 Excellence will be available globally later this year in selected markets.

Volvo Philippines recently revealed that the 2015 XC90 will be released locally very soon.

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