Volvo R-Design Models Are Swedish for Sporty

Under the bright Hollywood lights, ordinary just doesn’t cut it – that’s why this year at the 2013 LA Auto Show, Volvo brought out its R-Design models.

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Volvo V40 Gets the R-Design Treatment

After yesterdays announcement of the C30 Polestar, today Volvo revealed another performance oriented model, this time of the V40, dubbed the V40 R-Design. 

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Volvo S60, V60 R-Design To Debut In Paris

Volvo unceremoniously killed off their S60R and V70R some years ago, but they still kept their R-design appearance packages around, for those who wanted a more aggressive looking Volvo.

With the new S60 and V60 R-Design, the cosmetic upgrades are back, but a few mechanical changes are taking place as well. A strut tower brace, firmer springs and bushings make up most of the upgrades, but the real treat is a torque-vectoring traction control system that will appear on S60 AWD models. The new package will debut at the Paris Auto Show next week.

Hit the jump to read the official press release

Gallery: Volvo R-Design

[Source: Volvo]

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