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Volvo V40 Inscription

Exclusive design and materials for a luxury experience in the city.

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Indulge yourself

Enhance the premium character of your V40 with Inscription trim. Instantly recognisable thanks to its chrome grille, LED headlamps and special alloy wheels, Inscription trim exudes luxury. Inside, finely crafted materials and contemporary Scandinavian design create an atmosphere of wellbeing. Exclusive touches include leather upholstery, milled aluminium inlays, an illuminated gearknob and a digital driver display.

Inscription trim in detail

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Fine details

Inscription trim features jewel-like details such as our signature LED headlights, a unique front grille and bright trim around the side windows.

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A refined touch

Luxurious touches in the cabin include embossed tread plates, milled aluminium décor inlays and an illuminated gearlever.

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Feel the quality

Ergonomic leather seats with a wide range of trims and upholstery allows you to give the interior your own signature.

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Diamond wheels

Diamond-cut alloy wheels enhance the car’s clean, Scandinavian look and feel.

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Make it yours

Create your perfect Volvo V40. Choose from a wide range of colours, specifications and accessories.

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