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R-Design version of Volvo XC90 revealed

R-Design version of Volvo XC90 revealed

Volvo Cars has released the first images of the R-Design version of the new XC90.

The stylish design is aimed at buyers looking for a head-turner that radiates a truly sporty and dynamic look.

The release of the R-Design follows Volvo's release of 1,927 individually numbered black First Edition XC90's which were offered for sale exclusively online and sold out in 47 hours.

Alain Visser, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service of Volvo Car Group, said: "R-Design is created for people with a passion for things that add spice to life. It appeals to customers that love active driving and a personal, expressive design. Every single R-Design detail is designed to contribute to the individualistic and refined expression these customers desire."

The XC90 comes with a choice of Drive-E powertrains offering up to 395bhp and the completely new chassis ensure an agile driving experience.

The R-Design exterior includes distinguishing details such as silk metal window surrounds, integrated dual exhausts, silver roof rails and silver matt mirror covers. 20-inch R-Design alloy wheels complete the stylish, dynamic look.

The interior features R-Design Contour sports seats in Nubuck and perforated leather. The driver also gets an exclusive R-Design leather key remote control.

The tablet-like 12.3-inch touch screen in the centre is also included in the R-Design with a unique R-Design theme. The heart of the new in-car control is virtually button free and allows drivers to access a range of internet and cloud-based products and services.

The core of the new XC90 range will be the Momentum model. Above this sits two separate branches. For a sports-inspired look and feel, the R-Design offers exclusive features and design detailing. Meanwhile, for an elegant look and an even more luxurious experience, customers can opt for the richly equipped Inscription model.

Vissier added: "In principle, we have replaced the previous top level with the Inscription and R-Design versions. Both of them feature an elevated content, carefully chosen to emphasise each of their distinctive individual personalities."

by: Rebecca Chaplin