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The Volvo XC40 R-Design
The compact Swedish SUV in its most dynamic form. With bold design, special colour options and a uniquely sporty attitude
Designed for driving
The tough, youthful character of the XC40 gets an even more dynamic edge with R-Design trim. Unique exterior design features include black finishes for the front grille and door mirror housings, and a roof finished in Black Stone. Bold 18-inch, 19-inch or 20-inch alloy wheels and special interior trim adds to the sense of purpose. The sport chassis provides an even more agile and responsive drive, without compromising comfort.
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R-Design trim in detail
Designed with attitude
The sporty attitude of the XC40 R-Design is expressed through gloss black trim for the front grille, door mirrors, side windows and skid plates.
With a standard sport chassis, the XC40 R-Design provides a focused, responsive drive. The optional Four-C active chassis provides even more control.
A roof finished in Black Stone and door mirror housings in glossy black create a strong impression. Bursting Blue is a bold exterior colour unique to R-Design trim.
A powerful stance
Choose from 18-inch, 19-inch or 20-inch alloy wheels that give the XC40 R-Design a powerful stance. A distinctive diamond-cut finish creates a sharp, technical look.
Make it yours
Create your perfect Volvo XC40. Choose from a wide range of colours, specifications and accessories designed to fit your life and your style perfectly.
The race to the horizon
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The XC40 – the compact SUV by Volvo Cars
How the Volvo XC40 is the result of Volvo Cars’ unique approach to creativity and innovation
It’s more than a kilometre long – with a corridor running the entire length of it – and around 6,500 people work there. Every day around 1,200 cars roll out of the doors and onto the roads, and every single one of them is made to order.