Volvo V40 R-Design revealed

  • New sporty trim for V40
  • R-Design styling touches inside and out
  • Lowered suspension for sporty feel
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This is the Volvo V40 R-Design, a new version of the premium hatchback, which will be launched at the Paris motor show later this month.

The V40 R-Design has a new front grille, rear diffuser, metal-finished twin exhaust tailpipes, new alloy wheels and a choice of seven colours, including this Rebel Blue (pictured).

An optional sport chassis pack brings lowered, stiffened suspension, for sharper handling.

The interior is part-Nubuck, part-leather, with R-Design details throughout the cabin.

The R-Design trim is available with any of the V40's engine line-up, including a new 250bhp T5 turbocharged petrol engine that joins the range at the same time as R-Design.

The Volvo V40 R-Design gets sporty styling tweaks and optional suspension upgrades

The car is available to order now, with deliveries due in January however prices won't be revealed until next month.

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By Iain Reid

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