Volvo 2010 C30 R-Design

14 09 2009

C30RThe biggest changes in the new Volvo C30 R-Design, which make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in mid-September, are actually hidden beneath the skin. Despite the car’s extrovert body kit and design cues. Because it is the chassis and the steering that have been the main focus of attention. All with the aim of creating a sporty driving experience and a sophisticated feeling of comfort to match the very best.

C30 R-Design Package

The R-Design package allows customers the option of choosing between seven exterior body colors and offers a range of specially designed exterior and interior details.

Exterior:

* R-Design badge in the grille
* Grille and door mirror housings in special silk metal finish
* Body kit with front and rear spoilers, lower door trim molding and side-skirts color-matched to the rest of the body
* New 17-inch five-spoke Cratus aluminum wheels (18-inch optional)
* Tailgate spoiler
* Visible chrome-plated sports tailpipes (90 mm)

Interior:

* Upholstery in two color combination: cream-colored leather with sides in dark grey Flex-Tec, or off-black leather with edges in off-black (new)
* Embossed R-Design emblem in the front seats
* R-Design center stack and panel inserts
* Gear lever knob trimmed in leather and aluminum
* Sports pedals in aluminum, with rubber ribs
* Sports steering wheel trimmed in leather, with R-Design emblem
* Blue speedometer and rev counter gauges
* Textile floor mats with contrasting piping

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Volvo adds R-Design to 2010 XC60

7 07 2009

XC60 R-DesignThe Volvo XC60 R-Design gives this already sporty crossover ATTITUDE.  Something I believe was needed and I’m so glad they put it out YEAR 1.

On the outside it is easy to recognize those typical R-Design attributes: door mirror housings, trim moldings and decorative  trim in matte silk metal finish, skid-plates and twin chrome tailpipes. The five-spoke Cratus aluminum wheels are also unique for the R-Design models. In standard form they measure 18 inches but there is also the option of a stunning 20-inch. This dimension is new to the Volvo XC60 and is only available with the R-Design pack.

Another new feature is that the lower section of the car is now color-matched to the rest of the body on the XC60 R-Design, instead of the matte black execution of the standard model. This creates the impression that the car sits closer to the ground and gives it a more dynamic look – even though ground clearance remains unchanged.

Volvo XC60 R-Design – An overview

Exterior:

  • Grille in silk metal finish with R-Design badge
  • Front fog lamp decor in silk metal finish
  • Door mirror housings in silk metal finish
  • Five-spoke 18-inch aluminum wheels – (20 inch optional)
  • Sill moldings in aluminum look
  • Twin chromed tailpipes
  • Color-matched lower body moldings.
  • Chrome-plated rear skid-plate with black mesh
  • Sport chassis
  • 7 body colors to choose between including the R-Design unique color Passion red

Interior:

  • Sport seats for great cornering support and comfort
  • Unique upholstery in smooth leather with a choice of two color combination: off-black with soft beige inserts or vice versa
  • Embossed R-Design emblem in the front backrests.
  • Watch Dial instrument with blue gauges, unique to the R-Design model
  • R-Design sports steering wheel trimmed in perforated leather
  • Sports pedals in aluminum
  • R-Design center stack trim with a unique decor pattern
  • Gear selector trimmed with perforated leather
  • Off-black sports mats

R-Design a success for Volvo Cars

R-Design was launched in 2007 to satisfy the immense interest among younger car buyers, in particular, who want to equip their cars with sporty, personalised options. With R-Design, they got access to tastefully composed options packages featuring exclusive design details and thrilling sport chassis.

Today R-Design is found across almost the entire Volvo product range in the C30, S40, V50, S80, V70, XC60 and XC90 models.

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XC60 R-design Front/Left Side