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Volvo confirms R-Design for S60 and V60 ranges

2010 Volvo S60 R-Design

R-Design models will be added to Volvo's new S60 saloon and V60 estate ranges to help its dealers capitalise on the UK's interest in sportier driving and styling.

R-Design derivatives account for 25% of Volvo UK's total sales.

S60 and V60 R-Design derivatives, available across the engine range, will feature a specially developed chassis, incorporating a strut brace, shorter and stiffer springs, different rear dampers and stiffer bushes to ensure that the driving experience matches the car's sporting appearance.

Outside, the cars have an redesigned front valance, a distinctive diffuser houses twin exhaust tailpipes, and unique five-spoke 18-inch Diamond cut wheels.

Inside it has front sports seats, and special leather/textile upholstery is available trimmed in off-black and ceramic light, or in an all-black variant, both with contrasting stitching.

The interior also features an R-Design steering wheel, gear selector, sports pedals and floor-mats.

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