The Volvo XC90 R-Design has been revealed, adding a sporting trim level to the XC90 range.
At £49,785, prices for the XC90 R-Design start £900 below the top-spec Inscription trim and undercut the equivalent BMW X5 M Sport by £965. R-Design spec brings silver door mirrors, 20in alloy wheels and a blacked-out grille to the exterior of the car.
The interior benefits from tinted rear windows, powered front sports seats with memory function, black headlining, sports pedals and a 12.3in infotainment system. A bespoke R-Design key fob is also included.
The XC90 R-Design is available with a choice of three engines: the D5 diesel, T6 petrol and T8 ‘Twin Engine’ petrol-electric plug-in hybrid. Volvo’s Adjustable Steering Force is included in the R-Design spec, as well as paddle shifters behind the perforated leather-clad steering wheel, adding a more dynamic feel to the XC90 to match the sporty exterior R-Design upgrades.
The new sporting addition to the XC90 line-up comes not long after the news that Volvo isn’t ruling out “an XC car that can go on the track as well”, although Volvo is tight-lipped on whether this could mean an XC90 Polestar or not.