New V50 Sportswagon Prices And Specification

The New Volvo V50

Volvo V50

  • On the road prices range from £17,363 (1.8 S) to £25,963 (T5 AWD SE)
  • Better specification and value than other premium brand rivals
  • Added specification compared to the V40 it replaces
  • High standard specifications include a minimum of: Electronic Climate Control (ECC), larger 16in alloy wheels, premium audio system with CD, alarm and immobiliser, electric windows and mirrors, and roof rails
  • Modern dashboard with unique, ultra-thin centre stack
  • Available to order mid-February; expected in showrooms by April
Full details of prices and specification of the new Volvo V50 Sportswagon are now available. On the road prices range from £17,363 to £25,963 and offer an excellent combination of equipment, performance and value compared to equivalent rivals from other premium brands.

The new V50 Sportswagon is easily recognised as a modern Volvo. It's taller and wider than the V40 model it replaces, and is designed with a gently sloping rear roof and angled rear tailgate to appeal to a younger generation who want style as well as a versatile load space.

With split folding rear seats, the V50 Sportswagon offers a minimum and maximum load capacity of 417 and 1307 litres. With rear seats folded down the V50 offers a maximum load length of 1766mm and for added versatility the front passenger seat also folds completely flat.

V50 Sportswagon on the road prices and insurance groups:

V50 Expected Ins Group S SE
1.8 (125bhp) five speed 3rd quarter 2004 tbc £17,363 £19,613
2.0D (136bhp) six speed 2nd quarter 2004 10 £18,613 £20,863
2.4i (170bhp) five speed 1st quarter 2004 13 £19,838 £22,088
T5 (225bhp) six speed 1st quarter 2004 15 - £24,963
T5 AWD (225bhp) six speed 3rd quarter 2004 tbc - £25,963

With the addition of DSTC, ECC and larger 16in alloy wheels, even the standard 'S' specification is improved by over £1,500 compared to the V40 yet, for example, retail prices have increased by only £860 for the equivalent 1.8 S model.

Some options are temptingly grouped together for better value in Winter, Bi-Xenon, Convenience and Family packs.

V50 Sportswagon S and additional SE specification:
V50 Sportswagon S
  • Electronic Climate Control
  • Premium audio with CD
  • 16in alloy wheels
  • Alarm and immobiliser
  • Electric windows (front and rear) and mirrors
  • Remote central locking
  • Roof rails
  • DSTC (Dynamic Stability and Traction Control)
  • ABS with EBA (Emergency Brake Assist)
  • Adjustable steering wheel (height and reach)
  • Driver and passenger front airbags
  • WHIPS (Whiplash protection) seats
  • SIPS (Side Impact Protection System)
V50 Sportswagon SE
  • Leather upholstery
  • Audio controls on steering wheel
  • Cruise control
  • 17in alloy wheels
  • Trip computer
  • Body coloured side mouldings
  • Front fog lights
  • Upgraded audio system with integrated 6 x CD, eight speakers, 4x40W amplifier
  • Aluminium, Iced Aqua or wood effect finishes for centre stack
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Rain sensor

Volvo also offers items for the V50 Sportswagon that were not available on the V40, such as an integrated telephone, 6 x CD with audio controls on steering wheel, Geartronic transmission, rain sensor and eye-level satellite navigation unit.

Published 18 January 2004 Melanie Carter

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