Volvo's top-of-the-line S90 Excellence turns heads in Shanghai
Volvo Cars, the premium carmaker, has unveiled a top-of-the-line luxury model S90 Excellence in Shanghai, in advance of its first public appearance at the Guangzhou Motor Show 2016, highlighting the high levels of quality that underpin Volvo’s global manufacturing strategy. The new S90 Excellence will be built in Volvo Cars’ facility in Daqing, China and exported globally.
“Our factories will deliver world-class products across the globe in coming years, contributing to our objective of selling up to 800,000 cars a year by 2020,” said Håkan Samuelsson, President and CEO, Volvo Car Group.
Volvo Cars was the first Western car maker to export a premium China-made car to the US in 2015 with the S60 Inscription, which received a full 5-Star rating in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration testing.
“The first thing you notice in the new S90 Excellence car is that we have removed the front passenger seat and replaced it with what we call the Lounge Console, designed to meet the chauffeur-driven executive customers’ need to relax or work while on the move. The second thing is the high quality materials that combine to deliver a well-thought-through and immersive luxury feel underscoring Volvo’s credentials as a premium car maker,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President Design at Volvo Car Group.
The S90 Excellence incorporates many features designed to enhance the in-car experience – a full panoram
ic roof, foldout worktables, clever storage, a heated and cooled cup holder, an adjustable footrest and a built-in entertainment system featuring a large display for work or entertainment purposes. The S90 Excellence also includes a rear-seat touchscreen control interface, a built-in refrigeration compartment and handmade crystal glasses from Swedish glassmaker Orrefors.
The S90 Excellence will be available with the top-of-the-line T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid, delivering an uncompromising mix of performance and pure electric power that makes the most of Volvo’s ‘Relaxed Confidence’ chassis settings.
The S90 Excellence will come with a host of standard safety features including Large Animal Detection as a part of the City Safety system, Pilot Assist, which is a hands-on-the-wheel semi-autonomous driver assistance system that works up to 130 km/h as in S90.
Volvo’s new 90 Series cars also come with the convenience of smartphone integration, incorporating Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allowing convenient access to familiar smartphone features via the large centre display in the car. Further, the new CleanZone air quality system that employs an ionic air cleaner will also be available in the S90 Excellence.
The S90 Excellence will go into production by next year.