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Volvo’s S90 and V90 cop sporty R-Design look

By Kellie Buckley, 23 Jun 2016 Car News

Volvo S90 R-Design

Volvo limbers up with performance-inspired aesthetics for its new high-end sedan and wagon

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

Volvo S90 front side

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. 

Volvo S90 interior

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.     

Volvo S90 touchscreen and dashboard

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.