The 2010 Volvo XC60 R-Design recently made its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show and now makes a bold appearance in Detroit. 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 Susanna Johansson, Product Manager R-Design at 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 décor 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.
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.)
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