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Volvo Reveals New XC90 R-Design Model

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XC90 R-DesignJust last month, Volvo unveiled the highly-anticipated 2015 XC90, which is the automaker’s gamble to make itself the first name in the premium segment. Because Volvo also knows that there are those out there who want something that manages to look both sophisticated and sporty, it has announced the XC90 R-Design, which takes the new SUV and gives it a more aggressive edge.

“R-Design is created for people with a passion for things that add spice to life,” said Alain Visser, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service of Volvo Car Group. “It appeals to customers that love active driving and a personal, expressive design. Every single R-Design detail is designed to contribute to the individualistic and refined expression these customers desire.”

Gallery: XC90 R-Design

Granted, the engine options for the XC90 R-Design won’t actually be any more powerful than what the standard models will be getting, but they’ll be plenty burly on their own with the option of getting an R-Design with the line-topping T8 plug-in hybrid and all of the 416 horsepower that it offers.

Exterior touches will include a distinct grille, front spoiler, silk metal window trim, dual tailpipes, and matte silver roof rails and mirror covers, as well as 20” or available 22” R-Design alloy wheels.

The R-Design look is completed on the inside with Nubuck textile and perforated leather sports seats, perforated leather steering wheel, unique gearshift knob, pedals, floor mats, and illuminated tread plates, and a special leather R-Design key fob.

Of course, the XC90 R-Design will offer all of the regular amenities of the base model, which include badass Thor’s Hammer headlights, tablet-like center console, and innovative safety technologies that make it one of the safest cars on the road today.