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Volvo V50

Known for its Scandinavian-rooted interiors and cutting-edge safety that include optional child booster seats, head restraints, and side-impact/head airbags, the sleek Volvo V50 itself as an upscale compact wagon with keen and the kind of fuel economy that any finance-conscious family appreciate: 19/28 mpg city/highway.

V50 Origins

In the lexicon of Volvo, the V in a car’s model name for versatility. After the highly decade of the 1980s, when the brand slowly began the American yuppie-marketplace, the car company set its on some decidedly new ground: the family car niche.

As a completely new car built from the up, the Volvo S40 contains no engine-trace of the 400 series, save for the 1.9-liter Diesel that spilled for a brief spell. The four-door Volvo S40 marks the first the displayed publicly at the Frankfurt Show in 1995, while its model, the five-door V40 touring debuted a year later in

As a joint design effort Mitsubishi, the S40 and V40 offer more than previous Volvo with softer, more lines and curves than Plus they offer a few in safety as well, namely side impact airbags. a poor performance rating and sheet metal peppered their exteriors hinders models.

Volvo sought to improve the with the introduction of the Volvo V50 as a for the V40 in 2005.

About the Volvo V50

a sport wagon by the Volvo the compact V50 features a stretched bulging fenders, a V-shaped swooping down its shoulders, and a wider front and rear. more aerodynamic curves, with the optional turbo-charged option, help give the V50 handling and sharper acceleration around challenging corners.

The models of the Volvo V50, available in 2005, come in two family wagon rims: the and the spunkier T5. The automatic transmission powertrain consists of a 2.4-liter, engine good for 168 hp, while the transmission, turbo-charged T5’s delivers 218 hp. Three years the T5 received a boost in horsepower up to with an optional six-speed trim available depending on model year buyers for.

Volvo V50 Features

In a decision to back on its model line, announced in mid-2011 that it discontinue the Volvo V50 in 2012.

For its year, the five-passenger compact V50 comes in two different trims, T5 and Preferred) and T5 R-Design. Standard for the base T5 includes a tilt-and-telescoping wheel with mounted controls, cruise control, capability, an eight-speaker stereo with a CD changer, and a USB/iPod At the Preferred level, buyers get a leather seats, satellite and a keyless entry/ignition function.

Opting for a T5 R affords its drivers a sport-tuned suspension, partial seating, and specially designed mats, shifting knob, and gauges.

All the 2011 Volvo have a dual five-speed turbocharged 2.5-liter, inline-five capable of delivering 227 hp and 236 lb-ft of With a zero to 60 mph rate of 6.8 EPA estimated fuel economy for the V50 at a noteworthy 21/30 mpg city/highway.

side airbags, stability/traction and anti-lock disc brakes all as standard safety features, a blind warning spot and rear child booster offered as options.

MSRP for the Volvo V50 is $29,000 for the T5 and for the T5 R.

Volvo V50 Evolution

The 40 series the S40 and V40) ran from 1995 to and preceded the Volvo V50 series to 2012). The 40 series Volvos saddled with a four-cylinder, turbodiesel or a 1.6-liter, 1.8-liter, 1.9 T4, or 2.0-liter fuel-injected gasoline Introduced by British designer Horbury, manufactured in Holland, and around a joint engineering by Volvo and Mitsubishi, the V40 earned as the Most Beautiful Estate Car in the for 1995.

By the time the second generation off the assembly line in 2005, the V50 was officially introduced, complete a newly crafted powertrain and an front or all-wheel drive based on the Volvo P1 platform. A 2.5-liter, five-cylinder fuel-injected drove the V50 before receiving a performance boost of 9 hp in time for the models.

2008 marks notable interior/exterior improvements to the V50. New safety features include emergency brake lights and a Spot Information System. also offer more space and a souped-up audio across all trims.

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