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Volvo has just unveiled new, sportier R Design versions of its S60 saloon and V60 estate here at the Paris motor show.

What is it?
Available with every engine from the two ranges from the 161bhp D3 diesel to the 300bhp T6 petrol R Design models get sportier dynamics and styling.

A stiffened body, faster-reacting shock absorbers and harder springs are designed to make the car more responsive and fun to drive.

Outside, the cars have more aggressive bodywork, unique 18-inch wheels and a rear diffuser, while the cabin gets a special steering wheel, gearlever, sports pedals and floor mats.

Inside, theres a choice of either a black-and-white colour scheme or an all-black option, with contrasting stitching.

The price
Volvo says R Design models will cost slightly more than SE versions, which suggests a starting price of about 26,000 for the D3 S60. Cars are available to order now, although first deliveries aren't expected until the end of the year.

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