2008 Volvo V70 R-DESIGN review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 8 May 2008 , 17:05:04 byVeronica

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Volvo V70 R-DESIGN

It seems that Volvo decided to offer the V70 with the sporty factory-fitted R-Design option pack. The V70 estate car is for many people the very essence of Volvo: practical, safe and also elegant. The R-Design pack for the Volvo V70 boasts a wide range of eye-catching features. Some of them include door mirror housings and grille detailing in silk metal finish, chrome exhaust tailpipe and specially designed 18-inch aluminum wheels. For the interior, the carmaker offered sporty leather-clad seats in black and cool Nordic Ceramic Light together with the different aluminum details. The Volvo R-Design not only offers visible detailing, it also packs properties that simply have to be experienced out on the road. The sports chassis has been optimized with the help of features such as stiffer anti-roll bars and bushings and lower ground clearance for more direct road contact and more responsive and rewarding steering feedback. The tuner offers 11 colors to choose from for the exterior. The car has no rails on the roof. These are however available as factory options for those buyers who wish to specify them. R-Design offers different tuning programs for the Volvo C30, S40 and V50 as well and also customers can choose between ten different exterior colors and a range of specially designed exterior and interior details. The package offered by R-Design for the Volvo XC90 was introduced in early 2008 and it replaced the optional XC90 Sport pack. Some of the R-Design details are the 20-inch wheels, twin exhaust tailpipes, a unique skid-plate, door-mirror housings in silk metal finish and R-Design emblems in the grille, on the steering wheel and embossed into the seats. The packages offered by the tuner allow buyers the option of giving the already distinct personalities of these models added spice.