In a bid to ditch its oh-so sensible stigma, Volvo has revealed a sporty aesthetic package for its latest high-end sedan and wagon.
Dubbed R-Design, the performance-inspired look will be applied to the S90 sedan – due to hit Australian dealerships in August this year – and the new Volvo V90 Wagon; which won’t hit Australian shores until the first quarter of next year.
As well as tweaks to S90 and V90’s chassis – which the firm says will deliver a “road-hugging drive” – the R-Design means a new front-end set-up boasting integrated foglights in the spoiler; an all-back grille with a brushed-metal surround; the mirrors will feature a brushed-metal finish while the wheels will be 21-inch diamond-cut, five-spoke black and chrome affairs.
On the inside, application of the R-Design treatment will result in newly contoured sporty seats with perforated leather touches, a leather steering wheel, carbon-fibre inserts and stainless steel pedals. White stitching highlights are carried through the steering wheel, seats and console for continuity and the whole show is illuminated by an all-new interior lighting configuration.
Pricing is yet to be confirmed by Volvo.