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Luxury Vehicles Morph Into "Personal Sanctuaries"

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,059
edited March 2016 in General
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Luxury Vehicles Morph Into

The definition of luxury is changing in high-end vehicles, as automakers strive to make them "Personal Sanctuaries". The top-of-the-line 2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence provides its two rear-seat passengers with their own comfy individual recliners that feature tray tables, footrests, ambient lighting, seat ventilation and a massage function.

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  • thepuffthepuff Posts: 87
    Seems like more and more cars are being designed only for the 1% anymore.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    Fine, as long as the operator of that "personal sanctuary" remains aware that they are driving 2 tons of hurtling steel at 65 mph and it really hurts when you hit things.
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 9,237
    Yep, physics are hard to get around. That's why all this "the car parks/stops/looks out FOR you" stuff bothers me. Heaven helps us if some manufacturer comes out with a "100% safe" vehicle. People are already oblivious enough behind the wheel as is

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  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    edited March 2016
    > People are already oblivious enough behind the wheel as is

    Which is a big reason I want all the safety stuff in my car, like blind spot detection and automatic braking.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    Mother Nature always tells mankind: "You provide the fool proof mechanism and I'll provide the fool to defeat it".
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
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