Volvo’s ‘Exclusive’ XC90 ditches the third row for extra legroom

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Volvo XC90 Excellence

Manufacturers with a stake in the luxury vehicle segment are always looking at new ways to get ahead of the competition and tempt buyers to their latest creation. Volvo has taken a bold approach to please buyers in its Chinese market by removing seats in the XC90 to create a lavishly spacious cabin.

Known as the XC90 Exclusive, the vehicle features no third row but massage seats, folding tables and a temperature controlled cup holder in its place. The Swedish manufacturer realises that this may not be enough for certain buyers, so has taken things a step further with its Excellence Lounge Concept. This model also removes the front passenger seat and swaps it with a unit that is part work table, part storage area, part television and part ottoman.

Volvo’s senior vice president for design, Thomas Ingenlath, explains the automaker’s thinking behind the model, “People who are on the move and have a hectic lifestyle going from event to event or meeting to meeting need some space, some luxury time, and the opportunity to relax and refresh themselves for the next engagement”.

The Exclusive should prove popular in China where having a chauffeur is much more popular than in the UK, but it is unlikely to reach these shores. However, the UK-spec XC90 remains a hugely appealing SUV for family buyers who value its comfort, safety and abundance of convenience features. Speak to the team at your local Johnsons Volvo dealership to find out more about the vehicle.

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