2008 Volvo C30, S40 and V50 R-Design

The R-design package for the Volvo C30, S40 and V50 includes a choice between 10 exterior colours and the R-design badge in the grille is accompanied by a range of specially designed exterior and interior details.

Exterior features include a silk matt-finish grille, colour co-ordinated bumpers and lower side mouldings, rear or roof spoiler, silk matt-finish door mirror caps and five-spoke aluminium wheels (17 inches, 18 inches available as option). There is also a deco trim on the trunk lid of the S40 and tailgate on the V50.

Volvo C30, S40 and V50 R-Design

Contrasting seats

Inside the car there are seats in off-black Flex-Tec with the seat cushion and backrest in contrasting cream-coloured leather. The R-design logo embossed on the backrest and the contrasting stitching reinforce the seats’ sporty appearance.

Volvo C30, S40 and V50 R-Design

Other R-design interior details include the leather-trim steering wheel with its R-design logo, the unique combi instrument, aluminium pedals, specially designed aluminium centre stack and door inlays, gear selector with aluminium inlay and tufted dark sport floor mats with contrasting light leather piping. A selection of R-design features will also be available as accessories.

Volvo C30, S40 and V50 R-Design

Emotional and extrovert

"R-design is entirely in line with the accelerated focus on making our cars more extrovert and emotional. It gives the buyers the opportunity to spice up the already distinct personality of these car models," says Steve Mattin, Senior Vice President and Design Director at Volvo Cars.

Volvo C30, S40 and V50 R-Design


I do like the interior features of the car. The add up accessories make the car look great. Actually, I’m really into a black painted car for it seems hideous. Well, since they call it an extrovert, I think it means that it wants to be alone. smiley

I find the exterior kind of luxurious, compare to the previous styling of the R-Design. This one looks much better. I like the design for the center console. 

Well, yeah, duh. A couple of Volvo trucks drove past my house, and as such, it occurred to me that would be a good idea. Volvo trucks are very nicely styled, the cars, not so much since Ford screwed them up.

Pleasant surprise. I thought they got rid of the R line

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