Volvo has unveiled a more powerful version of its stylish V40 hatch, which it is calling the V40 R-Design model. The latest addition to the automaker’s line-up will be on display next week at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, the Volvo V40 R-Design gets dynamic look on the outside, a sporty interior and 254-hp of performance.
“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,” says Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy & Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Car Corporation.
The Volvo V40 R-Design exterior features include silk-metal framed high-gloss grille, an ironstone diffuser, silk-metal finished details and twin exhaust tailpipes and 5-spoke diamond-cut wheels (17″ or 18″). Besides the Blue livery you see here, buys have a choice of six other colors.
On the inside, the Volvo V40 R-Design gets seats that feature a blend of black Nubuck textile and perforated leather, embroidered R-design logo with a blue “R” – full leather treatment available as an option, specially designed steering wheel, gear shifter, handbrake and sport pedals, new aluminium inlays with a perforated look, and a black headliner.
The V40 R-Design will be launched in a very cool Rebel Blue and promises to deliver an intense, agile driving experience thanks to its impressive high-performance T5 petrol turbo with 254 HP. With the new V40 R-Design, Volvo expects, it will account for 10 per cent of the V40’s overall sales.
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