Shanghai 2015: Volvo XC90 Excellence Ready For Debut

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
shanghai 2015 volvo xc90 excellence ready for debut

Coming to the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show later this month, the Volvo XC90 Excellence is the Sino-Swede’s first foray into high-end luxury.

Unlike the standard flagship XC90, the Excellence does away with having an extra three passengers and two back rows of seating. Instead, the two rear occupants will each have their own reclining seats with massage functions, ventilated fabric, and plenty of leg room. They’ll also have access to a refrigerator with bottle and glass holders, heated/cooled cup holders, retractable touchscreens, folding tables, and handmade crystal glasses from Swedish glassmaker Orrefors.

Other luxury comforts include: Pirelli Noise Cancelling System tires; 19-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system; Volvo’s CleanZone climate system with ionic air cleaner; leather instrument panel and seats with Nubuck headliner; luggage compartment dividing screen; and passenger footrests.

Those who desire Swedish-style luxury — whether in Sweden, China, the United States, or other global locales — will be able to lease their XC90 Excellence beginning later this year, with digital ordering coming to select markets at the same time.

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  • Philadlj Philadlj on Apr 15, 2015

    I kinda want to play basketball on that wood trim.

  • Fred Fred on Apr 15, 2015

    So the rich Chinese really like to be chauffeured around?

    • Seth1065 Seth1065 on Apr 16, 2015

      Fred, In a word Yes, I was in Shanghai last week and most of the cars were extended wheel bases models, I was a 5 star hotel and spent a good amount of time waiting for Uber cars so i say maybe 100 cars pull up and not once did I see a person get out of the drivers seat who drove themselves. This will sell in China. I really did not see that many Volvos there thought I would see more. One of the cars I rode in was a jeep Wrangler did not expect that !

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  • El scotto My iPhone gets too hot while using the wireless charging in my BMW. One more line on why someone is a dumbazz list?
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  • Dusterdude The Detroit 2.5 did a big disservice by paying their CEO’s so generously ( overpaying them ) It is a valid talking point for for the union ) However , the bottom line - The percentage of workers in the private sector who have a defined benefit pension plan is almost non existent - and the reason being is it’s unaffordable ! . This is a a huge sticking point as to have lower tier workers join would be prohibitive ( aside from other high price demands being requested - ie >30% wage gain request ) . Do the math - can a company afford to pay employees for 35 years , followed by funding a pension for a further 30 years ?
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