Sunday, July 26, 2009

2009 Volvo V70 Review

From May 2008, the new V70 estate car becomes the fifth Volvo model to be offered with the Swedish carmaker’s sporty factory-fitted R-Design option pack. The refined V70 R-Design package combines a specially tuned lowered sports chassis with more distinctive styling.

Exterior-wise, the R-Design pack ads door mirror housings and grille detailing in silver finish, chrome exhaust tailpipe, a color coordinated rear spoiler and specially designed 18-inch aluminum wheels.

Inside the car, there are leather seats in off-black and cream embossed with the R-DESIGN logo, a leather steering wheel and unique aluminum interior trim, including sports pedals and center stack. The new instrument dials with blue inserts and sports gearlever complete the look. -Continued

As for the chassis, it has been optimised with the help of features such as stiffer anti-roll bars and bushings, and a lower ground clearance (20mm at the front, 15mm at the rear) for more direct road contact to deliver more responsive and rewarding steering feedback.

The whole package - Volvo V70 R-DESIGN

  • Grille in silk metal finish with R-Design emblem.
  • Foglamp décor at the front in silk metal finish.
  • Door-mirror housings in silk metal finish.
  • Five-spoke 18-inch aluminium wheels - Cratus.
  • Black anodised window mouldings made of aluminium.
  • Tailgate spoiler in the same colour as the body.
  • Chromed visible exhaust tailpipe, 90 mm diameter,
  • Rear colour-matched spoiler with black insert.
  • Sports chassis: lowered 20 mm front and 15 mm rear.
  • 11 exterior colours to choose between.
  • Sports seats reinforced with extra foam padding in the seat and backrest cushions for added stability and comfort.
  • Combined instrument with blue dial faces unique to R-Design cars.
  • Sports steering wheel trimmed in perforated leather and R-Design emblem.
  • Sports pedals made of aluminium.
  • Upholstery of smooth leather in Off-Black and Ceramic Light colour combination, embossed with the R-Design emblem in the backrest.
  • Specially designed centre console and unique décor pattern.
  • Gear selector trimmed in perforated leather.
  • Off-Black sports mats.
  • The car has no rails on the roof. These are however available as factory options for those buyers who wish to specify them.

No comments:

Post a Comment