Volvo XC90 R-DesignVolvo has revealed the sporty range-topper to its all-new XC90 range, the R-Design, ahead of its public debut at the Paris Motor Show 2014.

Sitting alongside the luxury-look Inscription model at the top of the line-up, the new XC90 R-Design boasts a much more focused look with bespoke grille, front spoiler and silk metal window surrounds, plus integrated silver roof rails and twin exhausts.

Wheels sizes of up to 20 inches are available and Volvo also distinguishes the R-Design with Audi S-style matt silver door mirror covers. There’ll be no missing this one on the road, particularly in the Volvo trademark R blue of the launch car pictured above.

Volvo fits suitably sporty Contour seats include, plus a perforated leather steering wheel – and it also replaces the crystal glass gearknob of regular XC90 with perforated leather. There’s more leather for the driver as well: an exclusive R-Design key remote control.

The new Volvo 12.3-inch central infotainment screen also gets R-Design colour themes.

With engines offering up to 400hp, the new XC90 R-Design should have the performance to back up its looks; for those who want the sporty style with parsimonious fuel bills, it’s also offered in more economical Drive-E guises.

“R-Design is created for people with a passion for things that add spice to life,” said Alain Visser, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service of Volvo Car Group.

“It appeals to customers that love active driving and a personal, expressive design. Every single R-Design detail is designed to contribute to the individualistic and refined expression these customers desire.”

Volvo will release prices of the new XC90 R-Design range later this year, prior to UK deliveries beginning in 2015. It won’t be the first new XC90 version to be sold, though: the firm has already sold out of its initial 1927-strong allocation of First Edition XC90s – with the cars all being snapped up in less than 48 hours!