First Official Pix of Volvo V50

Thu, 04 Dec 2003
Volvo has issued official photos of its new V50 model, which follows the January launch of its excellent new S40 by a couple of months.

Like the S40, it's great looking and a very strong competitor to the Audi A4 Avant, BMW 3 Series Touring and Mercedes C Class estate.

It's actually fractionally shorter than the old V40, slightly taller and 54mm wider. Engines will include a 125bhp 1.8 four, the new Ford/PSA 136bhp 2.0 litre common rail direct injected diesel, and 2.4 litre fives with either 170bhp or 220bhp. Transmissions are five or six speed manuals or a five speed auto. A Haldex clutched four wheel drive system will become available on the 220bhp T5.

Prices are expected to start at £17,500.

The wraps come off soon, at www.Volvocars.co.uk

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