Volvo V40 T4 R-Design Review
Blue Thunder

clifford chow
14 Aug 2018
 

We do love how Volvo designers featured certain nostalgic design elements within the V40’s design...

I personally think that Volvo’s V40 is one of the more underrated cars on our roads.

More recently, with the new Vehicular Emissions Scheme making it even more difficult for the sale of some models, Volvo had also been affected by this, with the V40 range losing the smaller 1.5 litre engine, in favour of a more potent 2.0 also found in the Cross Country version of the same car.

We also think that the car falls into some-sort of branding and styling confusion, almost like how the Audi A3 Sportback is marketed as a hatch, and yet does offer up a little more utility room, almost like a small estate vehicle.

We do love how Volvo designers featured certain nostalgic design elements within the V40’s design, like a faint ridge on the top end of the window line, to hint slightly of added space, as their older estate vehicles did feature windows which widened in profile towards the rear for practical reasons of widening the boot aperture at the top for better accommodation of cargo. An up-swept crease in the sheet metal on the rear door pays homage to the stunningly beautiful P1800, introduced back in 1961.

There are some visual upgrades with the maturing of the V40, and the R-Design kitting on our test car ups the bling game a little, with silver wing mirrors, 18” “Diamond Cut” wheels, a panoramic sunroof and some nifty front bumper treatment. In the rear, a similarly stylised bumper sits above sporty tail pipes, one on each side. Headlamps too get the “Thor’s Hammer” treatment, with a sideways “T” daytime driving LED plastered on each lamp.


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Engine

Engine Capacity 1969cc Turbocharged
Engine Type Inline 4
Power 187bhp @ 4700rpm
Torque 300Nm @ 1300rpm
Power to Weight 129.8 bhp per ton

Performance

Acceleration 6.9s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 210 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 18.2 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 6 -speed Auto
Drive Type FF
Steering Electric

Measurements

Body Type 5 Door Hatch
Dimension
(L x W x H)
(4370 x 2641 x 1420) mm
Wheelbase 2647 mm
Turning Circle 11.2 metres
Kerb Weight 1441 kg
Boot Capacity 324 L
Boot Capacity (folded) 1021 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 62 L

Brakes

Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Discs