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Volvo Redefines Luxury With The Lounge Console for the XC90 SUV

We have to break it to you; Volvo got us going with their latest video, the one that teased a super-luxury XC90 without the front passenger seat.
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But time solves right about everything and Auto Shanghai saw Volvo unveiling their concept of a first-class experience in the XC90 SUV.

So, if your lifestyle can be described as high-profile, here's what Volvo can do for you in terms of opulence. The passenger seat was replaced by the Lounge Console, but we already knew that from last week's teaser video.

However, what the magic Lounge Console can do is a novelty here. For example, it can act as a large work table, but it can also be opened to showcase an ego-boosting lit-up mirror. There's also a storage area for jewelry and other personal things, like makeup and all that.

"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,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President of Design at Volvo Car Group.

When work is finished, the Lounge Console does another trick: it rotates 90 degrees while powering forward to display a 17-inch media screen. In this position, passengers can store a pair of shoes in a designated storage area but Volvo is also offering a mini-safe that's more like a lockable box for valuable ownings.

This "ultimate executive accessory" was designed and developed after an ethnological research that was carried out in order to reveal what rich people - most likely handling big business - need when traveling from A to B.

Good response from the public will determine if this Lounge Console goes into production, probably as an option for the XC90 Excellence.



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