Apparently, the 2016 Volvo XC90 that’s cruising on our roads right now isn’t luxurious enough. The Swedish brand will thus present the XC90 Excellence at the Geneva Auto Show.
To excel here means a more exhaustive use of leather in the cockpit, higher-quality upholstery as well as power-adjustable individual rear seats.
Back-seat occupants will also benefit from a massage function, specially designed headrests, a refrigerator, two fold-down tables as well as heated and cooled cupholders. On board, we’ll also find crystal glasses provided by Swedish glass manufacturer Orrefors.
As standard, the 2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence will be equipped with the company’s T8 Twin Engine powertrain. It consists of a turbocharged and supercharged, 2.0L four-cylinder engine, two electric motors, an eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drivetrain. Combined output is rated at 400 horsepower and 472 lb.-ft. of torque.
For 2017, the XC90 also gets Pilot Assist II in some markets, which is Volvo’s latest incarnation of their semi-autonomous driving system. Pilot Assist II can drive the vehicle at speeds of up to 130 km/h on the highway. However, this option will likely not yet be available in Canada.
At the Geneva Auto Show, the 2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence will be flanked by the new 2017 Volvo S90 full-size sedan as well as the all-new 2017 Volvo V90 wagon.