Volvo dealerships across the country have started accepting bookings for the S60-R and the XC60-R Design variants that adds sporty aesthetic upgrades along with additional equipment to the exteriors and interiors of the S60 sedan and XC60 SUV. The R-Design body kits are available on the D4 Summum trim for both the models that are powered by the newly updated 2.0-litre 4-cyliner, Drive-E engine producing 181 PS of power and 400 Nm of torque, while the transmission has been upgraded from a 6-speed unit to an 8-speed automatic.
Starting with the exteriors, the Volvo S60-R and XC60-R get a slightly revised front bumper that features a low black honeycomb mesh air intake, while the front grille gets an all glossy black finish sporting an R-Design badge. Moving to the side profile, the prominent changes include the silver finished ORVMs as well as the new 18-inch 5-spoke diamond cut alloy wheels. At the rear, the R-Design trim adds twin circular chrome exhaust tips as well as a diffuser finished in brushed silver. Completing the list of changes on the outside is the inclusion of the new ‘Passion Red’ paint job that is exclusively available on the R-Design trim and definitely ups the sporty quotient on both the models.
Moving to the interiors, step inside the cabin and the changes are quite extensive compared to the standard versions. You get a new audio system coupled with satellite navigation as well as a rear view camera, while paddle shifters have been added on to the steering wheel. You continue to get seats upholstered in leather on both the models. With the plethora of changes on board the S60-R and the XC60-R definitely look more appealing than ever, but the exclusivity will cost you a tad bit dearer than the standard variants.
The Volvo S60-R has been priced at Rs. 40.10 lakhs which is around Rs. 5 lakhs more expensive than the regular D4 Summum variant, whereas the XC60-R has been priced at Rs. 51 lakhs (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi), and is pricier by Rs. 5 lakhs over the standard D4 Summum version. Volvo is slowly but surely getting a foothold in the Indian market and is keeping the momentum going with these updates to build volumes in the luxury car segment.