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DESIGNED TO THRILL

The Volvo V40 R-Design

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

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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 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

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Designed for the drive

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

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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.

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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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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.

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.

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.