Volvo S40 R-DESIGN

Volvo S40

R-Design - Sports Inspired New Option From Volvo

Published 2 July 2007 Melanie Carter
  • Volvo introduces new Sport with R-DESIGN
  • R-DESIGN sports-inspired exterior and interior details for Volvo C30, S40 and V50
  • Arrives in UK showrooms in October

A new Sport with R-DESIGN specification is being introduced for all new Volvo C30, S40 and V50 models.  The R-DESIGN package replaces, and enhances, Volvo’s current Sport trim levels, offering a range of unique sports-inspired interior and exterior details to the Sport and SE Sport variants.   Production of these models starts in early September and cars will arrive in UK showrooms in October.

Sports detail

Exterior design includes an R-DESIGN badge in the front grille, colour coordinated body kit*, rear roof spoiler, silver matt finish front grille and wing mirrors, unique five spoke 17" alloy wheels for Sport models and 18" alloy wheels for SE Sport.  Interior design includes a two-tone black and cream upholstery with contrast stitching and embossed R-DESIGN logo, leather trimmed steering wheel with R-DESIGN logo, a unique aluminium R-DESIGN centre stack, blue instrument dials, sports pedals and tufted dark floormats with cream leather seams.

Specification and prices

R-DESIGN is available in both Sport and SE Sport guise, on all engines within the C30, S40 and V50 model ranges*. The Sport specification offers the pure R-DESIGN package while the SE Sport combines R-DESIGN styling with luxury SE features.  This also introduces a new Sport specification level for the Volvo C30 (currently only SE Sport is available).

The Sport with R-DESIGN range starts at £16,600 on the road for a Volvo C30 1.6 Sport and a Volvo S40 1.6 Sport.  The Volvo V50 sportswagon starts with the 1.8 Sport with R-DESIGN at £19,195 on the road*.

*Subject to terms and conditions


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