The new Volvo S90 was revealed earlier this month, and one of the most impressive aspects of the new executive sedan from Gothenburg was the calm, considered design of the interior. Volvo knows this, and has revealed a new video that pays attention to some of the cabin’s strong points.

Some of the highlights of the minimalist, very Scandinavian interior that the film touches upon are the stitched leather-wrapped upped dashboard, the distinctive vertical centre air vents that merge seamlessly into the enormous 9.0-inch portrait-format touchscreen, the plush white leather used on the seats, the light unpolished wood veneer and the optional Bowers & Wilkins sound system.

Strangely, however, the car here isn’t fitted with the gorgeous crystal gear knob, which we presume is only available on the range-topping T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid variant.

Taking the fight to the likes of the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the new Volvo S90 is built on the Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) and comes with a range of 2.0 litre four-pot petrol and diesel engines, including the aforementioned 407 hp/640 Nm T8. New on the safety side is the second-gen Pilot Assist semi-autonomous drive that offers steering assistance up to 130 km/h.