Volvo introduces XC90 Excellence

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Volvo has introduced an all-new, ultra-luxurious XC90 to occupy the summit of its lineup. It's called the Excellence, and has all the toys...

In order to turn the regular X90 into an Excellence model, Volvo has dropped 3 of the seats. This has transformed the already luxurious XC90 into a true first class offering tailored for 4 lucky individuals. The Excellence package is also only available for the Twin Engine T8 model. 

A raft of small detail improvements and additional specification further boost the XC90's limo-like character. Rear seat controls have been added for the climate control system and an even better Bowers & Wilkins sound system has been installed. Sound insulation has also been improved in order to mute road and wind noise as well as to keep sound escaping when listening to the high-end sound system.

The already impressively comfortable seats now come with a massage function as well as heating and cooling modes. The rear bench has been replaced with 2 individual seats that can be electrically adjusted as much as the front chairs and footrests are fitted.

Individual rear seats with footrests and enhanced entertainment and comfort features mark out the Excellence.

Rear entertainment has been added with tablet holders placed in the front seatbacks with a tray table fitted for those with laptops. For charging requirements, there’s a 230V socket as well as 2 USB ports in the rear.

To improve sound insulation, a glass partition separates the rear seating area from the boot compartment. The claimed luggage space without the 3rd row of seats is 726-litres.

Volvo has included just about every option from its lengthy accessories list into the Excellence model with the only choice being 1 of the 10 paint colours and the colour of the leather (Blond in Charcoal or Charcoal in Charcoal).


The XC90 Excellence is available on request and costs R1 550 000, putting it up there with the likes of Range Rovers and Mercedes-Benz's GLS. 

Further Reading & Viewing

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine AWD Inscription (2016) Review
Volvo XC90 D5 Inscription - Best Premium SUV
Audi Q7 3.0TDI Quattro vs Volvo XC90 D5 Inscription (2016) Comparative Review (with Video)

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