This Volvo V40 T5 R-Design doesn’t need the endorsement of a vampire to sparkle. It charms with scintillating performance, excellent build quality a sprinkling of Scandinavian quirkiness. It’s also a bastion for how far the automaker has come, from the bland vanilla-flavoured days of the past. Our scribe Brenwin Naidu gets behind the wheel to find out if it’s a worthy rival to constant hot hatchback favourites like the Volkswagen Golf GTI.