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:
|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
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.
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