What does the R-design mean on a Volvo V40?
The Volvo V40 R-Design represents the sportier end of the V40 hatchback range. That means suspension that’s been revised to provide a slightly racier drive, although you lose a small amount of comfort over bumps as a result.
What is the difference between Volvo V40 R-Design and R-Design Pro?
R-Design Pro trim brings a sportier design with lower bumpers, plus more supportive sports seats. Higher specification models have a comfortable and upmarket interior, though entry-level versions have a sense of cost-cutting.
Is Volvo V40 worth buying?
The V40 isn’t the most practical car, but it’s frugal, stylish, well made and good value, which is a winning recipe for us. Volvo didn’t have much of a small car heritage until relatively recently, because its focus had been on building large family models that emphasised safety and practicality.
Is R-design better than inscription?
The R-Design is more geared towards performance and a sporty driving experience. The Inscription is all about comfort and luxury. That’s not to say that the Inscription has poor performance or that the R-Design isn’t comfortable. Both trims offer great performance and a luxurious interior.
Is R-design Volvo worth?
Upgrading to an R-Design trim not only gives the vehicle a sportier look but also improves performance, so it’s not just an aesthetic makeover. The benefits can be seen in the exterior and interior, so it’s a trim that can give the entire vehicle a new look compared to the standard model.
Are Volvo V40 reliable?
Volvo V40 (2012-2019) review – Reliability and Safety The Volvo V40 is an extremely safe car. In 2012, Euro NCAP awarded it as the safest car of the year, as it scored a best-ever 98 per cent for adult occupant protection and a 100 per cent score for safety assist.
Does the Volvo V40 R design have sat-nav?
The V40 uses Volvo’s previous-generation sat-nav system, rather than the latest touchscreen setup first seen in the XC90.
Which engine is best in the Volvo V40?
The most powerful Volvo V40 is the T5 engined version. Boasting a 2.0-litre petrol unit that produces 242bhp, it manages 0-62mph in 6.3 seconds, although in reality the car is irritatingly limited by traction issues, making its in-gear acceleration much more impressive.
What’s the back of a V40 like?
More bad news in the back of the V40: this is a poorly packaged car with way less space than a rival Golf or Astra. Rear legroom is poor, there’s nowhere for your feet under the bulky front seats and headroom is considerably tighter than the class best.
When did the Volvo V40 come out in the UK?
Motoring news magnet The Volvo V40 has been with us since summer 2012 and has gone on to become something of a sleeper hit for the Swedes, accounting for 39% of all Volvos sold in the UK in 2015.
Would you buy a D3 diesel for R-Design?
Here we’re testing the second likely bestseller, the mid-liner D3 diesel in mildly athletic R-Design trim (a popular choice: 42% of buyers choose this spec). Step into the newly facelifted 2016 V40 and you’re met by a halfway-house cabin.
Is the Volvo V40 the sleeper hit of 2015?
Editorial director of CAR’s digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet Editorial director of CAR’s digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet The Volvo V40 has been with us since summer 2012 and has gone on to become something of a sleeper hit for the Swedes, accounting for 39% of all Volvos sold in the UK in 2015.