A woman crosses a road, walking towards a parked Volvo V40 R-Design

DESIGNED TO THRILL

The Volvo V40 R-Design

An expression that captures the essence of a sporty driving experience.

A side profile shot of a Volvo V40 R-Design

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 road presence, and express its sporty character. Supportive R-Design seats and bespoke interior trim confirm that this is a car with driving appeal at its core.

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R-Design trim in detail

A detail shot of the tail pipes of the Volvo V40 R-Design
Designed for the drive

Distinctive black exterior details, twin chrome tailpipes and a rear diffuser create a sporty, athletic feel.

A Volvo V40 R-Design drives around a city corner
Focused technology

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

The driver's environment of the Volvo V40 R-Design
Smart comfort

Stealth Aluminium decor inlays, Charcoal headlining and seats upholstered in Nappa leather give the cabin a dynamic, technical feel.

A close-up of the alloy wheel of the Volvo V40 R-Design
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 V40. Choose from a wide range of colours, specifications and accessories designed to fit your life and your style perfectly.

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A parked Volvo V40 R-Design, shot from behind a plate glass window

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ADVENTURE

Lifestyle

Alchemy of leather

For more than thirty years, the interiors of Volvo cars have been graced with the finest leather from Bridge of Weir Leather Company in Scotland. Because behind every luxurious piece of Bridge of Weir leather, you’ll find over a century’s worth of craftsmanship, knowledge and expertise. In fact, many consider it to be the finest automotive leather in the world. Well, why else would it be in your Volvo?

Services

The race for perfection

In this article, we visit the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard in Lisbon, Portugal. Here, we meet the team of experts responsible for repairing and re-fitting the entire fleet of Volvo Ocean 65 boats that will compete in the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. We describe each team member’s individual area of expertise and show how the team works together to ensure that each boat is repaired identically, on time and to the highest possible standard. Their expertise in different areas represents the same level of competence you find at a Volvo workshop. We also meet Swedish sailor Martin Strömberg, who won the 2011-12 edition of the race, to find out what a great service programme gives him as a sailor.

Environment

Life’s invisible luxury

This article is part of our ‘Passionate people behind Volvo’ series. In this article, we meet two of the experts who work as part of Volvo Cars’ Interior Air Quality Testing Team. As we are guided through their working day, the Interior Air Quality Testing Team explain Volvo Cars’ approach to ensuring Volvo drivers enjoy a clean and healthy in-car environment that is free from emissions.