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Lest anyone think Volvo's V60 Diesel Plug-in Hybrid is strictly for the leisurely, gas-sipping green-driver variety, the Swedish automaker is adding a sporty wrinkle. The R-Design package that Volvo added to some other models last year will now be an option for the V60 PHEV. Drag-racing surely awaits.

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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 frameless and Tech Matte Black with a silk metal diagonal bar, the back end getting a finned diffuser and round R-Design tailpipes. On top of that, the S60 and V60 are lowered 15 millimeters and can be fitted

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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 power under the hood, but it does come with a more aggressive styling and a lower, firmer suspension setup.

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Will Pumping Up With Polestar Make People Notice?

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Swedish Model Goes To The Polestar Gym, Comes Back Stronger

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Tall-Riding Swede Blends Sexy and Safe

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2011 Volvo S60 R-Design – Click above for high-res image galery

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2011 Volvo S60 – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Volvo XC60 R-Design – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Click above to view high-res gallery of the Volvo C30 R-Design

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click above for more pics of the 2008 Volvo C30 R-Design

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Click for a gallery of the R-DESIGN components

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