Production-ready Volvo V40 R-Design unveiled ahead of Paris image

The Volvo V40 R-Design production-ready version of the hatchback has been recently revealed, ahead of its public debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show on the 27th of September.

After being officially presented to the public in a world premiere earlier this year, during the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the Volvo V40 is getting ready to receive a sportier version of the hatchback, which will be named the R-Design. The Volvo V40 R-Design is a production-ready version of the model and it has been previewed recently ahead of its public debut on the 27th of September at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

The Swedish based automaker says that the Volvo V40 R-Design is getting chunkier bumpers, integrated fog lamps, high-gloss front grille, a lower air intake, a rear diffuser and twin tailpipes, along with the “silk” metal details around the windows and the grille and the 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels offered in standard or with the 18-inch ones optional. Volvo says that the V40 R-Design is available with a firmer suspension, a 10mm lower Sports chassis and stiffer anti-roll bars.

The model has been developed with Polestar and it will be offered with all the engines, starting with the D2 turbodiesel with 113 BHP and ending with the T5 with 250 BHP. The V40 R-Design will be presented in Paris and launched in November. Prices will start at 21,720 GBP in the UK but for the T5 future owners will have to pay around 30,000 GBP.