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Volvo Starts Production of XC90 Excellence, Updates Range for MY 2017

Volvo will start making the XC90 Excellence model this year, its most luxurious production car. Along with the four-seat SUV, Volvo will improve its range for the 2017 Model Year.
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Volvo's new XC90 Excellence comes with four individually adjustable seats and with extended leather-covered surfaces.

The premium SUV also features distinct upholstery, hand-crafted crystal glasses in dedicated holders, the latter elements being made by Orrefors, the famous Swedish glass maker.

Furthermore, the XC90 features specially designed headrests, a massage function for its seats, two folding tables for rear occupants, a cup holder with heating and cooling options, along with a built-in refrigerator.

The luxurious version of the XC90 premium SUV is not the only improvement to the Volvo lineup introduced this year. The model will be available in the United States market starting this summer.

Meanwhile, the S90, V90, and XC90 will get the semi-autonomous driving technology called Pilot Assist II as standard in selected markets. Thanks to the SPA modular architecture that the three models share, the technology allows users to enjoy semi-autonomous driving features at speeds of up to 80 MPH (130 km/h) in well-marked highways.

Volvo's safety credentials get an enhancement thanks to the improvements brought by the City Safety system, the technology that allows Volvo vehicles that feature it to avoid or mitigate frontal impacts at certain speeds.

For the S90/V90/XC90 models, the system features Large Animal Detection, while the entire range of cars that have City Safety will get steering assistance to enable run-off-road mitigation, the most frequent cause of single-vehicle accidents. This means that the system will identify if the car is going to go accidentally off-road and will try its best to prevent that from happening.

The entire Volvo range will get an update to the Volvo On Call app, and that delivers connectivity with a smartphone and the Microsoft Band 2. The models compatible with the technology will get calendar integration function and will allow users to set the navigation system to a certain destination introduced in their calendar.

Up to ten Volvo vehicles could be connected to the same user for certain functions, improving utility for fleet operators. Volvo's On Call application will be extended on PCs and tablets for more interaction possibilities.

The three Volvo models that currently feature the SPA architecture, the S90, V90, and XC90 will get extended connectivity options. We are talking about several native apps, including Spotify integration in the car's multimedia system. Customers can also record their voice and send a memo to themselves as a reminder, as well as an enhanced local search into the Sensus multimedia interface.

Volvo's 60 Series gets improvements for the 2017 Model Year as well.

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