Following the debut of Volvo’s new V40 luxury hatch at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, the Swedish automaker is now expanding the range with a sporty R-Design model, which makes its official world debut this month at the Paris Auto Show. Though not a true performance upgrade like Volvo’s new Polestar packages, ticking the R-Design option on the V40 does net you a suite of tasty upgrades. Unique R-Design elements include a new front bumper with a high-gloss grille and daytime running lights, an integrated rear diffuser, a shiny finish for the twin exhaust tips, and custom...
2012 Volvo S60 And 2012 Volvo XC60: R-Design Gets A Kick
For 2012, Volvo R-Design models are offered for the C30, S60, XC60, and XC90Bengt Halvorson
2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design: First Drive
The 2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design is more powerful, sharper, and more amenable to being driven hardBengt Halvorson
2012 Volvo S60 R-Design And XC60 R-Design Get Power Bump: 2011 New York Auto Show
The 2012 Volvo S60 R-Design sedan and XC60 R-Design crossover will get a bump in power and torque when they go on sale late this summer. The announcement was made at the debut of Volvo’s 2012 model range at this week’s 2011 New York Auto Show, along with pricing info for the two cars...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Pricing Announced For 2011 Volvo C30 T5 and C30 T5 R-Design
The 2011 Volvo C30 T5 is priced from $24,600 while the sportier C30 T5 R-Design starts at just $26,950.Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Sporty R-Design C30 Joins 2010 Volvo Lineup
Chassis and steering improvements have been the main focus of attention for Volvo’s engineers for the 2010 C30 R-Design.Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Volvo has revealed the latest addition to its sporty R-Design lineup with the introduction of the all-new XC60 R-Design SUV. Set to go on sale shortly after its debut at this September's Frankfurt Motor Show, the modified XC60 has been spruced up with a specially tuned lowered sports chassis and a distinctive bodykit. On the outside it's easy to recognize the typical R-Design attributes: door mirror housings, trim mouldings and trim in matte silk metal finish, skid-plates and twin chrome tailpipes. The five-spoke 'Cratus' aluminum wheels are also unique for the R-Design models. In standard...