Volvo Reveals Sporty S90 & V90 R-Design Models

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Volvo is really going all out on its new S90 and V90 models.

It’s not content to give them each the Polestar Performance treatment, it’s also announcing a sporty R-Design package.

The design package adds a sporty twist to the models. It mostly focuses on giving them a “performance-inspired” look while adding a handful of improved handling features. So unlike with the Polestar optimization, in this case, it’s more about looks than an actual change in handling.


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The R-Design brings a sportier look to the front end. The nose gets a new spoiler with integrated fog lights. The grille gets specially redesigned and the front and rear trim are piano black.

Like other R-Design models, the package adds visual upgrades like the new 5-spoke matte black diamond-cut wheels. Interior updates are more sporty contoured seats, deco trim, upgraded pedals and mats, and a new sporty steering wheel. It also includes a high-end interior illumination package.


r-design volvoActual handling details are left out. Volvo does say that the package adds an advanced chassis for a more “road-hugging” drive. Ideally this package will be combined with the Polestar Optimization package we mentioned earlier. In the meantime the models will continue to offer 250- and 316-horsepower respectively with the T5 and T6 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines.

The R-Design package will likely go on sale with the 2017 S90 later this summer.

The V90 wagon with the R-Design will join early next year. Meanwhile, the Polestar Package will arrive stateside in November.

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