Just before the end of 2003, yet another new Volvo was launched, Volvo V50. Volvo V50 is the replacement for Volvo V40 which was launched in 1995.

The exterior design of the new Volvo V50 has a clear Volvo identity and the interior shows an influence of clean, crisp Scandinavian design.

Volvo V50 continues the strong Volvo heritage as a manufacturer of estate cars. Something that can be identified by the shape of the rear of the car and also the high mounted tail lamps.

Torsion stiffness has been increased by almost 70% and contributes to a high level of safety. Concerning safety, the new Volvo V50 has got a new, patented front structure with several crumple zones for increased protection of the occupants.

Other interesting news are the availability of the five cylinder petrol engine and also the possibility to get Volvo V50 with all wheel drive.

Technical Specifications

Model: Volvo V50
Variants: AWD

Produced: 2003-2012

Volume: Production running
Body: 5-door estate
Engine: 4-cyl in-line DOHC 1.596 cc, 1.798 5-cyl in-line DOHC, 2.435, 2.521 cc or 4-cyl in-line DI Turbo Diesel 1.998 cc
Transmission: 5-speed or 6-speed manual, 5-speed automatic
Brakes: Hydraulic, disc brakes all round
Dimensions: Overall length 452 cm, wheelbase 264 cm