Volvo XC60 gets R-Design packageThu, 27 Aug 2009
The Volvo XC60 is the next in line to get the R-Design treatment, and it will debut in September at the Frankfurt auto show.
The R-Design brings sporty looks to the XC60 with a vamped-up style, a specially tuned sports chassis and a more direct steering gear ratio.
The exterior resembles R-Design features on the C30, the S40, the V50 and the XC90. To maintain off-roading capability, the chassis has not been lowered.
The exterior will have a silky metal grille with an R-Design badge, door-mirror housing in the same silky metal and 18-inch aluminum wheels with 20-inchers optional. The car also is fitted with faux-aluminum sill moldings, twin chrome tailpipes, color-matched lower body moldings and chrome-plated rear skid plate with black mesh. There are seven body colors to choose from.
The interior will get upgraded upholstery, R-Design badging, sport seats, aluminum sport pedals, R-Design center stack trim and a perforated leather steering wheel with aluminum inserts.
The car will go into production in November, and prices will be announced closer to the on-sale date.
By Angie Favot