Volvo is set to reveal this R-Design version of the XC60 SUV . The new high performance crossover will be on display September 17th at the Frankfurt Motor Show. This rendering accentuates the hot rod’s muscular curves and stretched rear corners. Color matching is the of the major themes of the R-Design package, and with that bold a shade of red, why not slather it everywhere, except for the satin metal mirror housings and flush mounted roof rails of course. The Volvo design team decided to use a little bit of chrome to highlight the grill and air intakes.
Just like the running boards, the signature wheels wear XC engraving. The rims are five spoke Cratus aluminium rolling stock and are unique for the R-Design models. The standard XC wheel measures 18 inches in diameter, but on the R-Design, you get 20s as part of the purposeful and bold appearance. You need a wheel that large to fill the wheel well of an XC with standard ride height, maintaining that all important ground clearance that is so important for off-roading.
The interior will be made up of a dark color scheme centralized by a vertical center stack with a round interface in the middle and sport seats that are said to be “for cornering.” With all of the options in the aftermarket for tuning a slightly larger method of transportation, it is nice to see that the factory has already looked at a red-hot version. Like most styling exercises from the Swedish automaker, the XC 60 R-Design Concept should be even better looking in real life.
Prices will start at just $39,000 for the XC60 T6 model, from $42,400 for a standard XC60 and for the R-Design package customers will have to pay an extra $3,900.
Customers will have the possibility to choose from three additional packages: climate package ($1000) which includes heated front and rear seats, heated windshield washer nozzles, and rain sensing wipers; the multimedia package ($2700) with a premium audio system, navigation with real time traffic updates, and a rearview camera; and the technology package ($1700) that includes adaptive cruise control, collision warning with automatic braking, driver alert control, and lane departure warning.
Press release after the jump.