After it introduced the XC90 Lounge Concept, Volvo is taking further the desire to offer luxury accesories for all its passengers. And when we say all we refeer also at the small children that need a special chair to be transported.
For this special passengers, Volvo unveiled the new Excellence Child Seat Concept. The special seat enables the parent to swivel the seat counter-clockwise when seating the child and then lock the seat in a rearward facing position. The concept also provides storage for small items beside the seat and a storage space underneath for diapers, blankets, or other larger items and enough space for a tote bag at the front of the seat under the dashboard.
The seat also provides a function to help small children safely lean back and sleep. It is based on Volvo’s clear safety position: that small children should travel rearward facing as long as possible (at least up to the age of 3 or 4). This is primarily due to the lack of muscular strength in the necks of small children and the disproportionate head size and weight* in relation to the body.
Probably, most of you will ask who came up with this idea. According to Tisha Johnson, chief Designer Interiors at Volvo Cars Concept and Monitoring Centre the idea originated in a conversation with Volvo Cars’ owner Li Shufu when he reviewed the XC90 Excellence Lounge Console Concept earlier this year and thought about how else the space left by removing a front passenger seat could be used.
The design team at Volvo Cars took on the challenge and in the process re-imagined the way in which small children can travel.