The new R-Design versions of Volvo S60 and XC60, which made their global debut at the New York International Auto Show, feature a blend of a renewed sports appearance, dynamic driving-focused chassis and engine output of substantial 325 horsepower.

Both R-Design cars feature a redesigned face. The frameless Tech Matte Black grille has high-gloss black stripes, a silk metal diagonal and a refined R-Designed emblem. The DRL lights in the outer corners reinforce the low, road-hugging impression.

The rounded end of the front bumper ‘wraps’ around the dynamic Ixion wheel, which is now available in a redesigned 19-inch version for the S60 and a 20-inch for the XC60.

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At the rear, the unique diffuser with aero fins is flanked by the round, high-tech R-Design tailpipes.

Adaptive Digital Display allows drivers to switch between three themes with different configurations and functionality – Elegance, Eco and Performance. In the R-Design versions, the Elegance theme boasts the iconic blue instrument dials.

The new sport seat featuring full leather upholstery is standard in the R-Design cars. The embroidered R-design logo with a blue "R" confirms the sporty aura. Full leather seats are available as an option.

The R-Design Sport chassis is lowered 15 mm compared with the Dynamic chassis in the standard S60 and spring stiffness is 15 percent higher compared to the dynamic chassis in the standard S60.

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The new Volvo S60 and XC60 R-Design will be available in all markets that sell the standard versions of these models. Volvo Car Group expects that around 10 percent of buyers will choose the R-Design version.

Source: Volvo