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R-Design package for the Volvo V40

Volvo launched the R-Design package for the new Volvo V40. The unique R-Design front features a silk-metal framed high-gloss grille. The sporty stance is further enhanced with an ironstone diffuser, silk-metal finished details and twin exhaust tailpipes. The five-spoke diamond-cut wheels (17″ or 18″) complete the stylish, dynamic look. On top of the stylish Rebel Blue livery, the V40 R-Design buyer has a choice of six other exterior colours.

The interactive dash board in the all-new Volvo V40 has already got a lot of positive attention, both from media and customers. The possibility to switch between three layouts with different configuration and functionality – Elegance, Eco and Performance – is mirrored in the V40 R-design. But here all of the modes come in the same radiant blue colour. The seats feature a blend of black Nubuck textile and perforated leather, crowned by an embroidered R-design logo with a blue R. Full leather seats are available as an option. The comfortable, in-command driver environment also includes a specially designed steering wheel, gear shifter, handbrake and sport pedals. The unique R-Design aura is enhanced by a combination of new aluminium inlays with a perforated look, black leather, matching stitching and a black headliner.

R-Design can be combined with all engines available for the all-new Volvo V40, from the D2 diesel with 115 horsepower and CO2 emissions at 94 g/km (3.6 l/100 km) to the high-performance T5 petrol turbo with 254 horsepower. The chassis has been developed in cooperation with Swedish racing driver Robert Dahlgren in the Volvo Polestar Black R team. The optional Sport chassis is lowered 10 mm compared with the Dynamic chassis. Springs and shock absorbers have a firmer setting, resulting in responsive driving pleasure with full control. The front McPherson struts have 25 mm piston rods. The stiffness enables the structure to absorb lateral loads better.

At the rear the V40 has monotube dampers, featuring compression and return damping via the same valve. This gives shorter, faster fluid flow, which in turn means that the damper responds more quickly. Anti-roll bars with increased diameter also contribute to the sporty drive. The standard Dynamic chassis’ rigid body and low centre of gravity also promote an alert, quick-responding character that focuses on the driving experience, yet without compromising ride comfort.

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