Volvo Announces Pricing For XC60 R-Design

By John Beltz Snyder

December 28, 2009

Volvo has announced pricing for the 2010 XC60 R-Design. For a base MSRP of $41,550, the R-Design gets a host of interior and exterior styling changes, as well as some slight mechanical upgrades.

Compared to the standard XC60, the R-design has a stiffer chassis and stronger damping for a more sporty ride. The steering gear is different, allowing for more direct communication to the wheels.
Inside the vehicle, the XC60 R-Design features sports seats, black-and-beige leather upholstery, a slick instrument panel with blue gauges, perforated leather steering wheel and gear selector, aluminum sport pedals, and a unique center stack.
The exterior gets upgraded with twenty-inch, five-spoke aluminum wheels, color-matched lower body moldings, twin chromed tailpipes, a uniquely finished and badged grille, and an optional Passion Red paint job exclusive to the R-Design.
We’ve seen the R-Design applied to other Volvo models, including the C30 and the XC90, and we were honestly impressed with the crisp, no-nonsense styling. With the slight changes to the driving dynamics in the XC60, we imagine the R-Design will be a pleasant steer, and one that distinguishes itself from other Volvos on the road. But is it worth the $8555 premium over the base R-Design? We won’t know until we test it, but we imagine that it may win over some buyers looking for something unique from the Volvo brand.
See it in the photo gallery, or scroll down for more details in the press release, below.

Volvo Announces Pricing of the Hot XC60 R-Design


Rockleigh, NJ (December 23, 2009) - Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (VCNA) today announced pricing of the exciting XC60 R-Design with an MSRP of $41,550*. The introduction of the XC60 R-Design makes the premium crossover Volvo's sixth vehicle to offer the dynamic visual appeal and exceptional driving experience afforded by the R-Design package. 


"The R-Design model boosts the XC60's already sporty aura and gives the car an even more refined character in terms of both driving experience and design," said Lennart Stegland, president of Volvo Special Vehicles.  "These properties are what we know appeal to the discerning buyers of this type of car."


The R-Design package introduces several new features on the XC60, including 20-inch five-spoke Cratus aluminum wheels, color-matched lower body moldings which make the car appear closer to the ground - although the 9-inch ground clearance remains unchanged for off-road capability - and a metallic-themed interior, including aluminum inserts in the steering wheel, door moldings and the iconic center stack.  It also maintains typical R-design attributes like door mirror housings, trim moldings and décor trim in matte silk metal finish, skid plates, twin chrome tailpipes, the R-Design logo embossed in the front backrests and an R-Design badge on the grille.


When it comes to driving performance, the XC60 R-Design offers a stiffer chassis, features stronger damping and a new, more direct steering gear which allows the driver to benefit from more alert car behavior and more precise communication with the road surface.  The driver can have the confidence to push the car to its limits and fully enjoy the sporty capabilities of the XC60 R-Design.



XC60 R-Design Pricing

2010 XC60 R-Design - $41,550*

Destination - $850


Climate Package - $1,000

            Heated front seats

            Heated rear seats (unless two-stage booster seats are ordered)

            Heated windshield washer nozzles

            Headlight washers

            Rain Sensor windshield wipers

            Humidity sensor

            Interior Air Quality System (IAQS)


Convenience Package - $1,000

            Power tailgate

            Park Assist, front and rear

            12V power outlet in cargo compartment

            HomeLink integrated garage door opener


Multimedia Package - $2,700

            Dynaudio premium sound system with Dolby Pro Logic II surround sound

            Navigation system with real time traffic updates

            Map Care with two complimentary updates

            Rear Park Assist camera


Technology Package - $1,700

            Adaptive Cruise Control

            Collision Warning with Auto Brake

            Distance Alert

            Driver Alert Control

            Lane Departure Warning


Stand Alone Options

            Metallic paint - $550

            Premium Electric Silver metallic paint - $675

            Blind Spot Information System - $700

            Personal Car Communicator - $550

            Dual outboard two-stage booster seats w/power child locks - $500

            Illuminated interior side sill molding - $970

            Front bumper bar - $375

            Portable navigation system - $795


XC60 R-Design


Feature Highlights



  • Grille in silk metal finish with R-Design badge

  • Front fog lamp décor in silk metal finish

  • Door mirror housings in silk metal finish

  • Five-spoke 20-inch aluminum "Cratus" wheels - Cratus

  • Sill moldings in aluminum look

  • Twin chromed tailpipes

  • Color-matched lower body moldings

  • Chrome-plated rear skid-plate with black mesh

  • Sport chassis

  • Four body colors to choose from, including the R-Design exclusive: Passion Red




  • Sport seats for great cornering support and comfort

  • Unique upholstery in smooth leather with a choice of two color combinations: off-black with soft beige inserts or vice versa

  • Embossed R-Design emblem in the front backrests

  • Watch dial instrument panel with blue gauges, unique to the R-Design model

  • R-design sports steering wheel trimmed in perforated leather

  • Sports pedals in aluminum

  • R-Design center stack trim with a unique décor pattern

  • Gear selector trimmed with perforated leather

  • Off-black sports mats


The R-design package initially became available last fall on the C30, S40, V50 and XC90, and is now found across almost the entire Volvo product range.  (With the release of the XC60 R-Design, it is now available on all but the C70 and XC70.)


Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, ( is a subsidiary of Volvo Car Corporation of Gothenburg, Sweden.  VCNA provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to Volvo automobile retailers in the United States, and oversees Volvo operations in Canada.  For more information on the entire Volvo product lineup please refer to the Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, public relations website at:


*prices do not include destination charges of $850