The New Volvo V50 - Features | Part One

The New Volvo V50

Volvo V50

Volvo has launched another stylish and desirable all-new model – the V50 Sportswagon.

As its name suggests, the all-new V50 joins Volvo's 'V'-Range – 'V' representing Versatility – and offers the quality of a premium brand with sporty 'driveability' and the flexibility of extra load space to meet the needs of active leisure pursuits or young families.

Better still, being a Volvo, the V50 not only offers the reassurance of an abundance of safety features, but slick Scandinavian design, such as the ultra-modern, thin centre stack, and a higher standard specification and performance at a lower list price than other rivals in the growing, premium, compact sportswagon sector, such as the Audi A4 Avant and BMW 3-series Touring.

Highlights of the All-New Volvo V50:
  • Premium compact Sportswagon
  • Fun to drive: longer wheelbase, stiffer body and wider track than the V40 it replaces
  • Modern Scandinavian interior design with unique, ultra-thin centre control panel
  • Engines: Petrol - 1.8 (125bhp) four cylinder - 2.4i (170bhp) and T5 (220bhp) five cylinder
  • Diesel - 2.0D (136bhp) four cylinder
  • Haldex All Wheel Drive available with T5 27mm taller, 54mm wider and 2mm shorter than its predecessor, the V40
  • Class leading safety and environmental care
  • Arriving in UK showrooms in March/April 2004
  • On the road prices expected to start at less than £17,500
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Published 4 December 2003 Melanie Carter

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