Swedish car maker, Volvo has unveiled a new and interesting concept at the Shanghai Auto Show. The car is called the Lounge Console and it is aimed at customers who are always chauffeured around. The concept features a very special and luxurious cabin that is based on the Volvo XC90 Excellence, which was also showcased in Shanghai as the ultra luxurious edition of the XC90.
The Lounge Console concept offers busy chauffeur-driven business people the ultimate executive accessory - a compact and versatile solution to expanded storage and comfort. The Lounge Console replaces the front passenger seat, providing a wealth of functions and amenities, as well as added room for comfort.
The Lounge Console incorporates features designed to enhance the in-car experience. Volvo Cars' designers provide a large work table which opens to reveal an illuminated vanity mirror, including a storage tray for jewelry and personal accessories or make-up. The table rotates 90 degrees and simultaneously powers forward to display a large 17" media screen for a full in-car theater experience. Below the cushioned leg rest is an additional area for shoes. For added security Volvo Cars has included a lockable storage box. The removal of the front passenger seat allows for full forward vision creating a uniquely spacious environment.
"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. This is ultimately what the Lounge Console is designed to facilitate," said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President Design at Volvo Car Group.