The 2013 Volvo C30 T5 R-Design is a fun and stylish little hatchback in its own right, but the performance, tech, and value of this Polestar limited edition all fall short of the competition.
The 2012 Volvo C30 R-Design, enhanced by the Polestar power upgrade, offers excellent driving performance. Solid cabin electronics are marred by a confused interface.
The 2012 Volvo S60 R-Design does little to justify its extra cost over the standard S60, but otherwise makes for a comfortable, premium sedan with modern tech amenities.
The C30 R-Design Polestar has an uneven package of cabin tech and complicated layers of trim.
The Volvo C30 is like your friend who is smart, stylish -- and a Luddite!
Volvo gives its C30 the hot hatchback treatment with its R-Design sport tuning and Polestar power upgrade. This retro-looking car also features a premium interior, although the cabin tech remains basic.
Swiss artist H.R. Giger, famous for his "Alien" biomechanical environment and creatures, has died at the age of 74.
CNET reviews the 2012 Volvo S60 R-Design, a safe sedan with impressive tech, along with a tuner package boosting power and adding cool wheels.
The Volvo S60 is a very nice car, a reasonable competitor to the BMW 3 Series, but the R-Design label adds little to the car, besides a little more power and a higher price tag.
Audi released sketches of the new TT, to be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva auto show, revealing some hints about the updated model.