Volvo Australia has added a new range-topping R Design variant to its S90 luxury sedan range.

Available in both sedan and wagon variants, the S90 R-Design is a sportier version of the existing T6 Inscription and uses that car’s 235kW/400Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder twincharged T6 engine. That powertrain comes mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four corners.

Volvo S 90 R Design Front Quarter High Jpg

With its running gear being identical to the T6 Inscription, the T6 R-Design launches to 0-100km/h in the same 5.9sec with claimed combined fuel economy of 7.5L/100km.

According to Volvo, the S90 R Design provides a sportier drive than the luxury-orientated Inscription, with a more athletic interior styling treatment being mirrored by sportier 19-inch matt-black alloy wheels, black mesh grille, R-Design bodykit and twin exhaust pipes.

Volvo S 90 R Design Interior Jpg


Priced at $100,900 it costs $2000 more than the similarly equipped to the T6 Inscription, but boasts unique features including:

  • R-Design bodykit
  • R-Design Nappa leather seats
  • Perforated leather R-Design three-spoke steering wheel
  • Perforated leather R-Design gear knob
  • R-Design pedals,
  • R-Design carbon-fibre trim
  • 19-inch five-spoke diamond-cut alloy wheels 
  • R-Design front grille
  • Paddle shifters

The S90 T6 R-Design is on sale now.

Volvo S 90 R Design Side Profile Jpg

Volvo S90 retail pricing