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Premium China only Volvo S90s unveiled


Expected to arrive on local shores early next year, Volvo Cars has introduced two Chinese market specific versions of its brand new S90 sedan, it claims will be the most premium offerings on sale in the country.

As well culminating in production of the S90 moving from Sweden to Volvo parent company Geely's Daqing plant in Northern China, the two new additions will consist of a long wheelbase version and a ultra luxurious derivative known as the S90 Excellence.

Set to make its first appearance at the Guangzhou Motor Show later this month, the stretched S90 features a 120 mm in gain wheelbase compared to the standard model, with power expected to come from Volvo's 2.0-litre Drive-E range of petrol engines in T4 and T5 spec, as well as the T8 plug-in hybrid.

Debuting at the same event, the T8 only Excellence is aimed at the upper end of the market and, according to Volvo, incorporates a number of features "designed to enhance the in-car experience". These include a full panoramic roof, heated and cooled cupholders, adjustable footrest, foldout worktables, entertainment system with dual rear screens and control interface, a built-in refrigeration compartment and handmade Orrefors crystal glasses.

Both models will also features semi-autonomous driver assistance up to 130 km/h and Large Animal Detection as part of the City Safety System, in addition to a ionic air-cleaner incorporated into the four-zone climate control system.

Expected to on sale in China this month with the Excellence joining next year, both are unlikely to join the local S90 range due to being left-hand-drive only and unique market demands.

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