Following an announcement made in January, Volvo has taken the wraps off the luxurious XC90 Excellence.

Following an announcement made in January, Volvo has taken the wraps off the luxurious XC90 Excellence.

On the outside it looks virtually identical as the regular second generation XC90, but upon closer inspection you will notice the special chrome trim on the B and C pillars. Most of the work can be found inside the cabin where the five-seat layout has been replaced by a four-seat configuration with two individual rear seats featuring massage and ventilation functions.

Those sitting on the rear seats now benefit from additional legroom and can use a retractable touchscreen display to control many of the SUV's functions. The Volvo XC90 Excellence also comes with folding tables, heated & cooled cup holders, a refrigerator and even handmade crystal glasses manufactured at home in Sweden by Orrefors.

Volvo has installed additional noise insulation and is using Pirelli's noise-cancelling tires to keep the cabin as quiet as possible while the built-in ionic air cleaner system grants a supply of fresh air inside. The list of goodies doesn't end here as the XC90 Excellence benefits from a 19-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system, ambient lighting and additional leather trimmings.

The high-end XC90 will make its public debut at Auto Shanghai 2015 next week in China. Volvo's "most luxurious vehicle ever built" is scheduled to go on sale in select markets later this year.