Despite the company seems to be a storied history, rallying, abandoned buildings Volvo R-Designvehicles line in favor of street-legal racers to easily create packages that the company designed sedans, crossovers and attitudes provides some much-needed diet. For the 2011 Volvo XC60 R-Design, means that the vehicle wheels developed from mild-mannered high-machine begging to be seen as providing a load of well-dressed women to an exclusive night on the ground. It may not be possible to reduce the cloud bases on Scandinavian film carcinogens or successful, but to offer the CUV is much more attractive than its siblings directly.
Let us get one thing out of the way before we move – no extra horsepower here. Volvo capacity additions are kept to a minimum, fill stiffer suspension goodies here and there, and skipping the more powerful engine all together. However, there is a good piece that inspires, starting with the red color retina-searing. The red color is called Passion, except for the XC60 R-Design is available immediately and the panel to distinguish between the rest of the herd security-conscious. The massive aluminum wheels with 20-inch wide logos also available XC60 also unique hardware.
Wear found in new color-coordinated trim along the lower areas of the body, and is more or less the whole story tweaks to the exterior styling. Jump inside and you will see that the Volvo vehicle rolled stack in a beautiful place new material, and the best seats now boasts darker contrasting leather panels in contact with the style.Take time to look around, and you could cause the R-Design logo embossed into the leather as well.
But for all the equipment takes up, together with the R-design package, the new steering wheel on the cake. Thanks heaps to perforated leather and many of the contours of the palm and each finger feels, the wheel like it engraved for a small rear-wheel drive low, middle and played. How he wound up on a family cruiser four-wheel drive is a fairy tale, not to say that Volvo.
Our tester came in the form T6 AWD, complete with 300-hp engine, 3.0-liter six cylinder churning out 325 pounds-feet of torque. Bolted behind the mill, six-speed automatic pump power forward until the front wheels. Despite weighing a hefty 4225 pounds, the XC60 R-design is no problem in their own way, especially when the turbo recording their work. It’s not as fast as steering wheel knobs would suggest that we were never threatened by the traffic or metal less embarrassing at traffic lights – should the fancy strikes us.
During acceleration in the XC60 R-Design is nothing to mock, it can greatly improve the vehicle travels. The stiffer springs and revised dampers to provide the crossover to shock a little trip over broken pavement and pockmarked streets, and although we are all for sacrificing a little comfort for better handling, driving the XC60 R-design is still as a CUV that is top-heavy. It should start with the color red and sporty interior, you are likely to be corner-Carver, be ready, you need some significant understeer when you start sawing on the wheel to be. There’s just no fighting physics.
If you pass the barrier at the start can get XC60 R-Design, you get a crossover is very beautiful, but expensive. Our tester was a bit north of R-Design XC60 T6 AWD base MSRP of $ 41,550 thanks to its optional wheels by Volvo in the same range with the BMW X3 xDrive35i. While we would probably take the BMW suspension, it is increasingly denying that the right design team at Volvo, the XC60 R-design inside and out. Give us a little more power, a series of dampers and revised boot order set and we want to Gamla you whistle, you Fria all the way home.