The new Volvo S90 Excellence, a three-seater saloon that swaps its front passenger seat for an infotainment system and extra rear leg room, has been revealed.
The China-only S90 Excellence is based on the stretched underpinnings of the S90 L, a long wheelbase version of the S90 unveiled alongside it in Shanghai and so measures 120mm longer than the regular car. The Excellence is designed specifically to cater for the unique demands of wealthy Chinese customers, who often prefer to be driven rather than drive themselves.
Along with the extra rear space available due to the abscence of the front right passenger's seat, the Excellence has a standard-fit panoramic roof, foldout worktables and a heated and cooled cupholder. It also gets the technological interior features of the regular S90, which include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.
Drivers are assisted by Volvo’s Large Animal Detection system, which can spot animals such as deer and cows and apply the brakes to mitigate any potential impact. Pilot Assist is included to enable semi-autonomous drive modes that allow the car to control the throttle and brakes at speeds of up to 81mph.
The S90 models will be available with Volvo’s CleanZone air filtration system, which uses an ionic air cleaner in the air conditioning system to filter out particles passing into the cabin.