Volvo S40 R-DESIGN
Volvo S40

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

Published : 02/07/07 Author : Melanie Carter

Volvo S40 News

This is a 17-year+ news article, from our Volvo archive, which dates back to the year 2000.

If in doubt check with your local Volvo dealer as car prices and technical data will have changed since 2007.

Although our car news is published in good faith, we cannot guarantee it to be error free or complete or up-to-date.

Volvo S40 Images

Volvo S40 Images may not be UK specification cars. Colours and exterior and/or interior elements may differ from actual models.


The car news and images remain the copyright of the rights holder and may not be used without their consent.