The Chinese market have an insatiable taste for their long-wheelbase chauffeur driven vehicles. It is therefore appropriate that Chinese-owned Volvo have developed the concept of a purpose-built three-seater chauffeur-driven limo in the form of the S90 Excellence.
Besides its lengthened platform, key difference of the S90 Excellence from regular S90 variants is the absent front passenger seat that is replaced with a Lounge Console that includes a stowaway shoe box and foldout screen.
The cabin’s aft section is partitioned into two individual seats. Along the stretched centre tunnel is a foldable worktable, storage compartments, heated and cooled cupholders, and a mini-refrigerator.
A small touchscreen is provided to control powered adjustment of the individual rear seats. A set of handmade crystal glasses from Orrefors are also provided for rear occupants to enjoy a drink on the move. Other little touches include a coat hanger at the rear of the driver's seat and a master power window switch panel for the rear passenger.
Set to hit Mainland roads next year, the S90 Excellence will be offered with range of 2.0-litre petrol engines from Volvo’s Drive-E family consisting of the regular T4 turbocharged and T5 twincharged models alongside the range-topping T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid.
The S90 Excellence will be built in Volvo Cars’ production facility in Daqing, China, where a regular-spec S90 long wheelbase will also be made. Interestingly, Volvo’s official release mentions that both these models are slated for global export. There is no indication at the moment yet if Volvo will make right-hand drive versions.