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The XC90 R-Design Is Your Sporty Volvo SUV

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While Volvo is not going to build a more powerful XC90 than the 416 hp T8 plug-in hybrid, the R-Design is here for those looking for at least the pretense of a sportier SUV.

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While the first 1927 XC90s came only in Onyx black, the R-Design gives you more options, plus a different grille, front spoiler, silk metal window surround, integrated dual exhausts, integrated silver roof rails and silver matte mirror covers. You can also choose between two new 20-inch alloy wheels.

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Inside, expect sportier seats and leather everywhere, with enough R-Design logos thrown in to justify the extra cash. As with all XC90s, Apple Carplay and Android Auto will only appear on the 12.3-inch vertical touchscreen once the software gets ready, after which Volvo will upgrade your car for free.

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counterblow
counterblow

pretense.....that's a great way of putting it, because Volvo hasn't had an "R" to "design" after for 8 years. At least Audi has S cars that their S-Design package mimics and BMW has M cars they can mimic MSport bits after.