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    Official: Volvo rolls out new R-Design versions of S60, XC60 and new V60
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    Volvo has put together R-Design packages for its newly facelifted S60, V60 and XC60 models, and for those who want more bark to go with them, there's a power upgrade for the S60 and V60 courtesy of Polestar performance. The aesthetics start with new front and rear fascias, the grille going ...

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    Official: 2013 Volvo V40 R-Design is swift safety in high style
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    As if we weren't already jealous enough about Europe getting one of the safest and most stylish Volvo cars ever made, the Swedish automaker goes and drops the R-Design treatment on its new hatchback/wagon. Unlike some other R-Design models, the 2013 Volvo V40 R-Design doesn't get any additional ...

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    Review: 2012 Volvo XC60 R-Design
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    Will Pumping Up With Polestar Make People Notice? There are injustices in the auto industry just like in life. Sometimes the right person gets passed over for a job, the best player doesn't get to start or the wrong verdict is reached by a jury. And sometimes a good vehicle just doesn't get ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Volvo XC60 R-Design
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    Swedish Model Goes To The Polestar Gym, Comes Back Stronger BMW has its M Division. Mercedes-Benz has AMG and Audi has a range of S- and RS-badged models. Volvo has... well, what does Volvo have, anyway? Yes, we're all familiar with the brand's sterling reputation for safety, and in recent ...

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    Report: Volvo turned to Polestar for S60 and XC60 R-Design performance upgrades
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    Volvo is known for many things. Well, safety technology, mostly, but not so much performance. Sure, the Swedish automaker has tricked out the occasional sport wagon, but muscle is not really its forte. So where did the extra 25 horsepower and 29 pound-feet of torque come from when Volvo upgraded ...

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    Official: Volvo announces new S80 Executive and V70 R-Design
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    Hot on the heels of the upgraded S60 and XC60 R-Design models, Volvo has announced two new editions of its top-of-the-line sedan and station wagon. First up is the S80 Executive, which enhances the Swedish flagship's interior with such touches as ventilated, massaging leather seats, an analog ...

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    2012 Volvo S60 and XC60 R-Design get slight boosts in power
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    While the R-Design packages for the Volvo S60 and XC60 add a measure of visual flair to the Swedish family-haulers – as well as some suspension tweaks – the one thing they're lacking is a commensurate boost in power. The Volvo R-Design models are closer to an AMG, M-Sport or S-Line ...

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    Quick Spin: 2011 Volvo XC60 R-Design
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    Tall-Riding Swede Blends Sexy and Safe

    2011 Volvo XC60 R-Design – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Despite the company's storied rally history, Volvo seems to have eschewed building its line of R-Design vehicles into street-legal racers in favor of simply creating design packages ...

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    Paris 2010: Volvo V60 and S60 R-Design models look a good bit naughtier
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    2011 Volvo V60 and S60 R-Design – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We recently drove the 2011 Volvo S60 in the wilds of Oregon and came away rather impressed with both its performance and in-person aesthetics. That said, we generally don't begrudge a bit more visual aggression, and to ...

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    Volvo reveals S60 and V60 R-Design models ahead of Paris debut
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    2011 Volvo S60 R-Design – Click above for high-res image galery
    Volvo has been so kind as to give us an inkling of what to expect from the company when it arrives at this year's Paris Motor Show. The Swedish carmaker will display new R-Design versions of both the S60 sedan and the V60 ...

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    Volvo S60 R-Design headed for Paris, other variants under consideration
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    2011 Volvo S60 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Although the first examples of Volvo's new-for-2011 S60 sedan won't hit North American showrooms until later this month, Autoblog has learned that the Swedish automaker will unveil a sporty new R-Design derivative at the upcoming Paris ...

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    Volvo shows off sporty new XC60 R-Design
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    Volvo XC60 R-Design – Click above for high-res image gallery
    From the "You knew it was coming" file is word that Volvo is readying an R-Design variant of their new XC60 crossover. With the company's sporty trim designation finding its way into nearly every product in the fold (C30, S40, V50, ...

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    Volvo C30 R-Design priced from $26,445
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    Click above to view high-res gallery of the Volvo C30 R-Design Following up on our story about the Volvo C30 R-Design at the New York Auto Show, Volvo announced pricing today for its sporty hatchback tunerish trim level. MSRP will be $25,700, plus destination charges of $745. Doing simple math, ...

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    New York 2008: Volvo C30 R-Design is R-some
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    Click above to view high-res gallery of the Volvo C30 R-DesignVolvo directed its efforts at the New York Auto Show toward debuting the XC60 SUV for North America, but quietly standing sentinel at the front of the display was the C30 R-Design. There's not much to complain about when you gaze upon ...

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    Volvo unveils C30 R-Design in limited quantities
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    click above for more pics of the 2008 Volvo C30 R-DesignVolvo has just announced a the C30 R-Design trim for its newest model. The package is comprised of only exterior and interior mods, so no additional go fast parts have been added to either the turbocharged 5-cylinder engine or suspension. What ...

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    Volvo XC90 Sport gets sportier with the R-treatment
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    Volvo's limited presence in Detroit will be punctuated by the expansion of its in-house customization line with the release of the XC90 Sport R-Design. Volvo connoisseurs can R-ified their 'ute with either 19- or 20-inch matte wheels, dual exhaust pipes, brushed sill moldings and the removal of the ...

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    Volvo R-DESIGN accessories unveiled
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    Click for a gallery of the R-DESIGN componentsWe recently reported on the forthcoming Volvo R-DESIGN component packages that will be offered in lieu of the performance "R" models going forward (sniff, sniff), and Volvo's UK division released some official information and photos. The R-DESIGN option ...

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