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2009-07-08 08:02
Volvo's junior SUV gets a style injection thanks to the subtle R-Design package.

Building on an already attractive design, the option pack, from the outside includes door mirror housings, mouldings and additional trim in a matte metal finish, side steps and twin chrome tailpipes.

Signature 18-inch R-Designe five-spoke aluminium wheels are thrown in for good measure, although those in need of a boost could specify the optional 20-inch set.

Furthermore, leather trim and aluminium inserts are sprinkled liberally throughout the cabin.

Instruments get the blue gauges reserved for Volvo's R-Design models.

But the changes aren't merely cosmetic. XC60 model bearing the R-Design livery has a sports chassis for more spirited on-road performance but the ride height has not been lowered since it still has to be able to venture off road.

"The R-Design model boosts the XC60's already sporty aura and gives the car an even more refined character in terms of both driving experience and design.

"These are properties that we know appeal to the discerning buyers of this type of cars," said Lennart Stegland, president of Volvo Special Vehicles.

This R-Design package will be presented for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.


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