DESIGNED TO THRILL

The Volvo V40 R-Design

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

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

Designed for the drive

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

Focused technology

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

Smart comfort

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

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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Explore other V40 trims

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Inspired driving pleasure.

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Swedish luxury, urban style.

V40 Cross Country

The urban adventurer.

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.

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.

Environment

The quietest place

Here at Volvo Cars, we're continually inspired by the Swedish landscape. Like Muttos - a national park in the far north of the country where the vast, sublime prehistoric forest becomes open to everybody.