The Sporty new Volvo XC60 R-Design SUV driving on a road outside the city


The Volvo XC60 R-Design

Experience the Swedish SUV at its most dynamic. With refined, sporty styling and a driving experience to match.

Front view of the new Volvo XC60 R-Design driving on a freeway

Designed for driving

The XC60 R-Design is an SUV that exudes and inspires confidence. Bespoke design details inside and out promise dynamic appeal, and a sport chassis provides a driving experience to match.

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R-Design trim in detail

Close up of the rear trim on the new Volvo XC60 R-Design
Strong by design

R-Design trim gives the XC60 an imposing presence, with glossy black exterior details, bold alloy wheel designs and integrated tail pipes.

The new Volvo XC60 R-Design driving along a mountain road towards a bridge
Focused on driving

The XC60 R-Design is built for driving. Stiffer springs and shock absorbers provide even sharper handling, while steering wheel-mounted gearshifters keep you connected to the action.

Interior view of the new Volvo XC60 R-Design.
In the driver’s seat

Contour seats in perforated Nappa leather/Nubuck textile upholstery set the tone for a true driver’s car, and provide exceptional support.

Close up of the diamond-cut alloy wheels on the new Volvo XC60 R-Design
Wheels of distinction

A choice of diamond-cut alloy wheels, in 19-inch or 21-inch sizes, and finished in our characteristic diamond-cut, gives the XC60 a bold look.

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Create your perfect Volvo XC60. Choose from a wide range of colours, specifications and accessories.

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Side view of the new Volvo XC60 R-Design parked on a jetty with a woman approaching it

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