Volvo Cars has on display these days in Beijing the S90 Excellence featuring an evolution of the Lounge Console Concept.

Volvo Cars has on display these days in Beijing the S90 Excellence featuring an evolution of the Lounge Console Concept.

It was last year at the same show where Volvo Cars showed off the Lounge Console Concept on the second-gen XC90. Thanks to the very positive feedback, the Swedes have decided to adapt the interesting interior cabin layout in the S90 Excellence, the company’s most luxurious sedan on sale today.

As it was the case with the SUV, the S90 has lost the front passenger seat as a move to boost interior space and enhance forward visibility. Robin Page, Vice President Interior Design at Volvo Cars, says this significant change has an “extremely calming effect” and this is also partially due to the reason the cabin has now a more pronounced “sense of space and light.”

In the back, there’s a central control panel integrating heated and cooled cup holders and providing access to the seats’ massaging function. In addition, rear passengers can fiddle with the audio system and play around with the large media screen which is basically a big tablet. To make it even more luxurious, Volvo has fitted the S90 Excellence with a refrigerator unit built into the rear armrest where there are also two crystal glasses.

The versatile three-seater interior can serve as a mobile working station with a fold-out work table and that large touchscreen display. When you want to relax after a hard day’s work, Volvo says you can watch movies on Netflix or just recline the seat, take a cold drink and enjoy the cozy atmosphere enhanced by the heated foot support.

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Gallery: Volvo S90 Excellence with Lounge Console Concept

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Volvo S90 Excellence interior concept is a piece of art

Volvo Cars has unveiled a unique piece of art at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show, based on the interior of the new S90 Excellence sedan, Volvo Cars’ top-of-the-line variant of the S90.

The sculpture clearly illustrates how the Lounge Console could look in the new S90 Excellence, and Volvo Cars’ commitment to deliver a new and exciting take on progressive luxury.

“We had such positive feedback with our original Lounge Console Concept in the XC90 that we wanted to take it a step closer to reality in an S90 Excellence interior. With this interior we wanted to create a piece of art, a sculpture. We’ve taken many of the original concepts and made them come to life,” said Robin Page, Vice President Interior Design at Volvo Cars.

Starting at the rear, the Volvo Cars Design Team added the most comfortable seating and the supreme convenience of a centre control panel for features such as the heated/cooled cup holder, the sound system, massage function and the large multi-media screen. The rear armrest is home to a refrigeration unit and comes complete with two hand-cut crystal glasses from Swedish glassmaker Orrefors.

“One of the key elements is the removal of the front passenger seat. We removed this to provide unrestricted forward visibility and the sense of space and light that this brings. It has an immediate and extremely calming effect,” said Robin Page.

The Lounge Console Concept in the S90 Excellence provides three comfortable alternatives – a mobile working station that combines a fold-out work table and large screen for checking your emails or video conferencing; a pure entertainment mode where you can catch up on your latest Netflix shows and a pure relaxation mode where you can recline your seat, take a cold drink from the fridge and relax with your feet on the heated foot support.

“We do things differently at Volvo Cars – we always have. Our distinctive approach to interior design aims to deliver a luxurious and calming experience. The art of Scandinavian Design is all about enhancing the life experience, and this is what Volvo Cars does best,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President Design at Volvo Car Group.