Having said that, one would welcome the addition of the 19 inch allow wheels which are pretty much standard for better grip and handling, the enthusiast could upgrade and inch more if desired apart from other additions like skid-plate, the R-Design emblem or dual exhaust pipes.
On the interior, one could expect an elegant finish with the the leather off-black Flex-Tec with the seat cushion and backrest in contrasting cream-coloured. The R-Design logo is also proudly embossed on the backrest among many others like aluminium pedals, specially designed aluminium centre stack and door inlays, gear selector and tufted dark sport floor mats with contrasting leather piping.
Evidently, as stated by Mr Steve Mattin, Senior Vice President and Design Director at Volvo Cars, “R-Design is entirely in line with the accelerated focus on making our cars more extrovert and emotional. It gives the buyers the opportunity to spice up the already distinct personality of these car models,”. How appropriate, it makes you think. Well.. almost.