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Introducing the all-new S60 and V60 R-Design – designed with true sports-car feel and featuring a specially developed chassis to ensure that the driving experience matches the car’s appearance. Sporty, sportier, sportiest – in order to keep the superlatives in check Volvo Cars has taken an holistic view of the all-new S60 and V60 R-Design, with the design and chassis being developed in parallel into a single cohesive offer.

Volvo Cars’ chassis experts have taken the next step on the road to a more and more exciting driving experience. “In the R-Design chassis we’ve sharpened the steering, the agility and the solid overall impression still further compared with the dynamic chassis in the all-new S60 and V60,” says Stefan Sällqvist, manager of vehicle dynamics at Volvo Cars.

Redesigned front
The all-new Volvo S60 and V60 R-Design come with a range of specially developed design details both outside and in.
On the outside the cars have an imposing redesigned front with a grille painted in glossy piano black. The sporty stance is further enhanced with colour-matched body components, details in matt special finish and a hexagonal pattern that is repeated both front and rear. Distinctive twin exhaust tailpipes and unique five-spoke 18-inch Diamond cut wheels emphasise the sporty overall appeal.
The introductory colour is Passion Red but the Volvo S60 and V60 R-design are also available in choice of another seven colours.

Sports seat with new seat cushion
On the inside, the driver and front passenger sit in sports seats in which the backrest from the S60 and V60 is matched by an all-new seat cushion with even closer side support than before. “The seat cushion shapes itself to the occupant’s body but is nonetheless firm, thanks to a combination of two layers each with a different degree of hardness. As a result, drivers of different sizes all enjoy the same excellent side support,” explains Magnus Jonsson.

The special leather/textile upholstery is available in a version trimmed in off-black and ceramic light, or in an all-black variant, both with contrasting stitching. The interior also features a special steering wheel, gear selector, sports pedals and floor-mats.

The all-new Volvo S60 and V60 R-Design will be introduced in autumn 2010. Their biggest markets are Great Britain, the USA (only the S60 R-Design) and Central Europe.

Text and Pictures: Volvo

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