New 2013 Volvo V40 R-Design is a looker that can really perform
Volvo is continuing down the path of offering beautiful cars with a lot of design themes with the new V40 R Design. The very successful S60 is desirable to so many buyers in part because it can come in some many specific configurations ranging from an affordable near luxury sedan, to a wild near-sports car with solid sports sedan credentials. Today, Volvo showed the world its new Volvo V40 R Design and fans of the hatchback/station wagon body style cannot ask for more excitement in a premium automobile.
The New Volvo V40 R-Design is a fashion statement as much as it is a performance car. Blue is the theme of this car. The exterior paint is called “Rebel Blue” by Volvo in its press materials and it seems to work. The grill has a high gloss center in black with “silk-metal” trimming. Inside the dash lighting is also blue in theme and color. The seats are black with offset stitching in a light color. The usual waterfall style Scandinavian design center console has a silk metal styling and the whole package works very well together. The car seems to be of a single look. Six other color combinations are also available.
In terms of performance the Volvo V40 R-Design makes many changes to transform an affordable near-luxury car in to a premium grand touring car. There are actually a few engine choices depending upon the specific market the car is purchased in. One of Volvo’s best engines has always been its turbocharged and intercooled in-line five cylinder. Available with about 250 horsepower, in a car this size the V40-R Design would be a rocket. A very green diesel option is also among the choices.