Volvo Announces XC90 Excellence, Updates For MY2017 Range

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Referred to as "the most luxurious car in Volvo Cars' 89 year history", Volvo's exclusive XC90 Excellence will be offered in the United States starting bthis summer.

It features individual and adjustable rear seats with specially designed headrests and massage function, cup holder with heating and cooling options, two folding tables and a refrigerator.

High quality upholstery, extended leather-covered surfacing, hand-crafted crystal glass, additional sound insulation and Boers & Wilkins premium sound system are offered on top of the regular XC90.

The Excellence is powered by the 400 hp T8 Twin Engine petrol plug-in hybrid, which benefits from three driving modes: Pure, Hybrid and Power. In standard form, the SUV needs 5.6seconds to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) and it has a full electric range of up to 42km (26miles).

Besides introducing the XC90 Excellence over the next few months, Volvo will also offer the semi-autonomous drive technology Pilot Assist II at no extra cost on the S90 and V90, which supports drivers at speeds up to 129km/h (80mph) in highway conditions.

Standard safety equipment now includes Run-off road mitigation, with auto-steer, to keep drivers on the road. The 90 Series also comes with City Safety, collision avoidance system and Large Animal Detection, joined by Spotify and Park and Pay from MY2017.

Volvo has also announced "significant updates" for the 60 Series, in the new model year, where the 240hp T5 will now come with AWD on all versions. Two new wheel patterns, 18-inch in size, are offered on the 60 family, complemented by a new-gen of rims for R-Design levels ranging between 18- and 20-inch.

Finally, there's the Volvo On Call smartphone app, which allows remote access and control over a wide range of in-car features, and the CleanZone technology, which ensures that outside air is filtered before entering the cabin, removing harmful pollutants.

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