The 2010 facelift Volvo C30 R-Design has been debuted at Frankfurt, and we have the live images to show. Touted as somewhat of a driving delight the car also has the looks to match.

Volvo's C30 R-Design made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The mean-looking Swedish baby has added a number of visual and technical improvements to the normal one.

"A customer who test-drives the new C30 R-Design will immediately feel the difference," said Stefan Sällqvist, manager Vehicle Dynamics at Volvo Cars. "Even before the car has covered fifty metres, the driver will be aware of the crisp steering and the distinct chassis response. We are very pleased with the result and have considerable hope that keen drivers will feel the same way."

The chassis has been stiffened up and the steering wheel sharpened for better response. The exterior features the R-Design badge on the grille, grille and door mirror housings in special silk metal finish, new colour-coded side skirts, 17-inch wheels, a tailgate spoiler and chrome-plated sports tailpipes.

Inside the R-Design traits are evident, like blue speedo and rev counter gauges, embossed R-Design emblems in the front seats, a sports steering wheel trimmed in leather with the R-Design emblem and a gear lever knob trimmed in leather and aluminium.


Gallery: 2010 Volvo C30 R-Design Facelift Live Photos in Frankfurt