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Volvo Launches Volvo V40 R-Design

Volvo Launches Volvo V40 R-Design

It’s only been a few months since the start of production of the Volvo V40 and Volvo today announced that they will be launching the Volvo V40 R-Design.

According to Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy & Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Car Corporation, “The V40 R-Design is designed around the performance-minded individual with a passion for those things that add extra spice to life. The meticulous attention to detail covers the expressive design as well as the agile, precise performance.”

The Volvo V40 R-Design has some unique styling features such as the silk-metal framed high-gloss grille, ironstone diffuser which enhances its stance, silk-metal finished details and twin exhaust tailpipes and the five-spoke diamond-cut wheels (17″ or 18″) complete the stylish, dynamic look.

On top of the Rebel Blue livery seen in the pictures, the V40 R-Design buyer has a choice of six other exterior colours.

The interior has also received some attention and includes a specially designed steering wheel, gear shifter, handbrake, sport pedals as well as aluminium inlays with a perforated look, black leather, matching stitching and a black headliner.

The Volvo V40 R-Design can be combined with all engines available for the all-new Volvo V40, from the D2 diesel with 84kW and CO2 emissions at 3.6 l/100 km to the high-performance T5 petrol turbo with 187kW.

Two chassis options will be available on the Volvo V40 R-Design the standard Dynamic chassis and the optional Sport chassis.

The Sport chassis was developed in cooperation with Swedish racing driver Robert Dahlgren in the Volvo Polestar Black R team and is 10mm lower when compared to the Dynamic chassis.

According to Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Car Corporation, “The V40 R-Design is agile, responsive and fun to drive. Both chassis offer the enthusiastic driver a feeling of total control. You get both that connected response that makes a winding country road so much fun as well as the precise, nimble moves it takes to stay on top of busy urban traffic.”

The new Volvo V40 R-Design will be available in all markets that sell the Volvo V40. Volvo Car Corporation expects that around 10 percent of all V40 buyers will choose the R-Design version.

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