The Swedish carmaker’s Senior Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service commented that the new model “appeals to customers that love active driving and a personal, expressive design".

The new XC90 R-Design exterior features numerous distinguishing details, including 20-inch R-Design alloy wheels, integrated dual exhausts, integrated silver roof rails, and silver matt mirror covers.

Within, the model benefits from a number of special R-Design details, such as sports seats, pedals, floor mats, and illuminated tread plates, while the driver also gets an exclusive R-Design leather key remote control.

In addition, the model features perforated leather steering wheel and gearshift paddles, along with a tablet-like touch-screen in the centre console and a 12.3-inch driver display.

Customers opting for the new Volvo XC90 R-Design will have a choice of Drive-E powertrains, offering up to 395bhp. Models also feature a new XC90 chassis, ensuring an agile driving experience.

In terms of trim levels, the new XC90 range opens with the Momentum specification, above which are the R-Design models and Inscription trim.

Volvo says that the while the R-Design offers a sports-inspired look and feel, along with exclusive features and design detailing, the Inscription versions feature an elegant look and more luxurious experience.

The release of the new Volvo XC90 R-Design follows the company’s release of 1,927 individually-numbered black First Edition XC90 units. The limited edition models were offered for sale exclusively online and sold out in just 47 hours.

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