LAS VEGAS -- Volvo Cars may expand its R line of vehicles with a variant of the V50 SV wagon concept unveiled at the Specialty Equipment Market Association show here.
Although the V50 SV has not received final approval for production, a source said it is "an interesting discussion point" at Volvo's product development meetings.
Volvo brought the S60 R and V70 R to market in 2003.
The concept was built by Volvo's Special Vehicles department in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The one-off show vehicle boasts a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder engine, generating 340hp. The engine is mated to a six-speed Getrag transmission and a Haldex all-wheel-drive system.
Keeping the V50 SV glued to the road is a Euro-tuned suspension that lowers the ride height by nearly one-half inch with stiffer springs and firmer shocks. Wheels have 18-inch Pirelli Corsa tires and performance-minded changes to camber and toe angles. Brakes are supplied by AP Racing.
Interior upgrades include a rear-seat entertainment system and a turbo-boost gauge.