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DESIGNED TO THRILL

The Volvo V40 R-Design

Exclusive design and materials for a luxury experience in the city.

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The driver's choice

The V40 R-Design is for those that love to drive. A range of distinctive design details enhance the car’s striking and sporty road presence. It’s an expression that catches the eye from every angle and hints at the promise of an energetic drive. Supportive R-Design seats and bespoke interior trim set the tone for a car that has dynamic appeal at its core.

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R-Design trim in detail

Close up view of the black grille on the Volvo V40 R-Design
Designed for the drive

A distinctive black grille, door mirror caps finished in Bright Silver, twin chrome tailpipes and a rear diffuser create a sporty, athletic feel.

Close up of the lowered sport chasis on the Volvo V40 R-Design
Focused technology

The optional lowered sport chassis has been tuned for sharper handling and steering response, with less body roll through corners.

Interior view with charcoal headlining and part leather upholstered seats in the Volvo V40 Cross Country
Smart comfort

Stealth Aluminium decor inlays, Charcoal headlining and seats upholstered in part-leather give the cabin a technical, cockpit-like feel.

Close up side view of the destinctive alloy wheel on the Volvo V40
Striking wheels

Unique alloy wheels are available in 17-inch, 18-inch and 19-inch sizes, giving your V40 R-Design a striking on-road presence.

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Make it yours

Create your perfect Volvo V40. Choose from a wide range of colours, specifications and accessories designed to fit your life and your style perfectly. 

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V40 R-Design

Inspired driving pleasure

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V40 Inscription

Swedish luxury, urban style.

The Volvo V40 Cross Country trim
V40 Cross Country

The urban adventurer.

Heritage

The race to the horizon

The fascinating background and history of the Volvo Ocean Race have turned it into one of the best-known and toughest endurance races in the sporting calendar. For four and a half decades, participants have challenging themselves and each other as they sail its course. In this article, we will trace the race back to its beginning - and beyond, looking at the developments that shaped modern sea travel and made it possible in the first place. We trace the history of the race all the way back to the opening of the Panama and Suez canals, and then how - decades later - Robin Knox-Johnson became the first man to sail single-handedly round the planet. We then describe the foundation of the race in the 70s, and the developments that turned it into the event we know today - with its cutting-edge boats, teams of world champion sailors and non-stop coverage.

Future

Next-generation drivers

For the last hundred years, we’ve had a simple view of cars – we drive them, they don’t drive us. But with autonomous drive technology, this is about to change.

Collaboration

Bound by sound

1966 was quite a year for music. The Beatles, The Beach Boys and Bob Dylan all released groundbreaking albums that completely transformed the cultural landscape. But while Lennon and McCartney and their contemporaries were busy reinventing the way music was made, a classical music enthusiast called John Bowers was focusing his attention and expertise on reinventing the way we listened to it.