Volvo S60 and V60 R-Design models get aggressive look


Volvo just unleashed its two new models of the Volvo S60 and V60 R-Design for 2011. Volvo will display both the S60 sedan and the V60 wagon at the Paris Motor Show at the beginning of October 2010. 

Volvo decided to design both cars with a much more aggressive look than the previous models. Much of the front fascia of both cars got revised with unique R-Design. In addition to providing a new attitude, Volvo added unique 18-inch alloys, revised sports seats and a revised suspension setup in case you have an urge for a spirited driving experience.

The revised suspension includes firmer bushings, a strut-tower brace up, stiffer coils on all four corners, and a new corner traction control system that uses a torque-vectoring system to make for smoother cornering.

“This higher operating speed takes care of the initial roll tendency which can be felt just as you turn the steering-wheel. It’s an effective way to improve the response and the connected feel,” says Stefan Sällqvist, manager of vehicle dynamics at Volvo Cars.

Oh, really? And where is the horsepower increase to go with it? It seems like a desperate attempt by Volvo to get something exciting into the market. With a station wagon? Good luck with that. Lets get the Volvo SC90 Concept into production mode already.