PRESS RELEASE: VOLVO XC-60 R-DESIGN PRESS RELEASE
The 2010 Volvo XC60 R-Design makes its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2009 in September, the R-Design package gives the XC60 an even more purposeful and bold appearance.
"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," said Lennart Stegland, president of Volvo Special Vehicles. "These properties are what we know appeal to the discerning buyers of this type of car."
The R-Design package introduces several new features on the XC60, including 20-inch five-spoke Cratus aluminum wheels, color-matched lower body moldings which make the car appear closer to the ground - although the 9-inch ground clearance remains unchanged for off-road capability - and a metallic-themed interior, including aluminum inserts in the steering wheel, door moldings and the iconic center stack. It also maintains typical R-design attributes like door mirror housings, trim moldings and decor trim in matte silk metal finish, skid plates, twin chrome tailpipes, the R-Design logo embossed in the front backrests and an R-Design badge on the grille.
When it comes to driving performance, the XC60 R-Design offers a stiffer chassis, features stronger damping and a new, more direct steering gear which allows the driver to benefit from more alert car behavior and more precise communication with the road surface. The driver can have the confidence to push the car to its limits and fully enjoy the sporty capabilities of the XC60 R-Design.
Grille in silk metal finish with R-Design badge
Front fog lamp decor in silk metal finish
Door mirror housings in silk metal finish
Five-spoke 20-inch aluminum "Cratus" wheels - Cratus
Sill moldings in aluminum look
Twin chromed tailpipes
Color-matched lower body moldings
Chrome-plated rear skid-plate with black mesh
Four body colors to choose from, including the R-Design exclusive: Passion Red
Sport seats for great cornering support and comfort
Unique upholstery in smooth leather with a choice of two color combinations: off-black with soft beige inserts or vice versa
Embossed R-Design emblem in the front backrests
Watch dial instrument panel with blue gauges, unique to the R-Design model
R-design sports steering wheel trimmed in perforated leather
Sports pedals in aluminum
R-Design center stack trim with a unique decor pattern
Gear selector trimmed with perforated leather
Off-black sports mats
The R-design package initially became available last fall on the C30, S40, V50 and XC90, and is now found across almost the entire Volvo product range. (With the release of the XC60 R-Design, it is now available on all but the C70 and XC70.)