Volvo turns the S90 business model into a luxury sedan. At the Guangzhou Motor Show, the “Excellence” variant is now celebrating the premiere of the new top-of-the-range version. 2017 will put the model on the market worldwide, it will be produced in China.
The most striking difference to the standard S90: The passenger seat is missing in favor of the legroom of the right rear occupant. Like its counterpart on the left, separated by a bar in the center console, it sits in particularly comfortable massage seats, air-conditioned cup holders and a multimedia screen complete the offer. The Swedes are announcing their only 400 PS strong plug-in hybrids as the only drive.
A precise market launch date for Europe as well as prices Volvo does not call. The XC90 is currently the only "Excellence" model in Germany with a list price of 123.150 Euro. There the surcharge compared to the next best variant "Inscription" is almost 43.000 Euro. An S90 Excellence is likely to be marginally cheaper. (Holger Holzer / SP-X)