One of the nicest wagons on the road today is the latest Volvo V50. It offers a snappy design which incorporates refinement and sport. The elegant exterior is sexy and, inside the V50 cabin, the same appeal continues.
Competitive pricing, excellent on-road dynamics and rorty five-cylinder engines make driving a pleasure. Add to the T5 versions AWD, and these machines are very swift.
Inside the V50, the crafted leather seats, climate control, grunty audio systems, clever electronic items, good storage compartments and style make them very nice to travel in. And the pricing, for what you get, is outstanding. A very desirable and recommended choice.
Volvo is making some of the sexiest vehicles around. Subtly stylish, swoony and ever-so superbly Swedish, the Volvo V50 is the perfect vehicle for those long relaxed weekend tours or for going across town to dine out at the glitzy signature restaurant. Perhaps the luxurious five-star Melba restaurant at The Langham, Melbourne will do. The Volvo V50 certainly holds the undeniably rich status symbol that is reserved for only the elite few. The exterior design is not only elegant, but the guts of it is structurally extraordinarily safe. In fact, not many car manufacturers can boast as highly as, perhaps, Volvo can with regards to how safe their motorcars actually are. Drive a Volvo for a few years, and you will experience a dependable, economical and well designed 5-door wagon that will take you places in style.
The Volvo V50 wagon is offered with three different engine possibilities. The 2.4 models have the very robust, and proven, 2.4 litre 5-cylinder petrol engine that delivers a sweet 125 kW. It is combined with either a five-speed automatic transmission or five-speed manual gearbox. The V50 T5 has a potent 2.5 litre turbocharged 5-cylinder petrol engine that is linked to a slick six-speed manual or 5-speed Geartronic automatic transmission. Hold on to your hats in this fine Euro motorway-marauder. The Volvo V50 T5 AWD wagon has 169 kW of power on tap. The AWD traction puts the power onto the road in a very commanding fashion. The blend of grip and power that the T5 presents the driver with has very few rivals. For those who like the extra torque and efficiency that a diesel engine provides, then you will be happy to know that the Volvo V50 has, in its line-up, a nice V50 D5 diesel alternative. The six-speed manual D5 variant makes use of an outstanding 400 Nm of torque. Copious amounts of engine torque make hauling huge loads effortless. All three engines deliver the high levels of performance and dependability that Volvo is known for. Both the 2.4i and the D5 V50 wagons can easily reach 220 km/h on the right stretch of road. And as for the T5, 230 km/h and beyond is within easy reach.
Safety is never compromised on any Volvo, and theV50 is certainly no exception. As a V50 owner you will enjoy the option of Active Bi Xenon lights – a superb safety feature that makes night driving an amazing experience, particularly if you have never had the pleasure of using such a brilliant mechanism before. Dynamic stability control, front fog lamps, daytime running lights, rear fog lights, a side impact protection system, collapsible steering column, driver and front passenger airbags and the full side and side curtain airbags throughout the cabin, an overhead seatbelt reminder light, a whiplash protection seating system, top-tether child seat anchorage points, an ISOFIX baby/child seat attachment system, keyless drive, a security system, a leading edge DSTC anti skid braking system, EBA and a first aid kit. The list goes on and on.
Being seated inside a V50 cabin, simply takes your breath away. Where the Volvo V50 scores incredibly highly is with the car’s superbly comfortable and roomy cabin. The classy interior has tasteful interior colours, first-rate ergonomics and premium grade materials. An impressive, and large, list of luxury features and options are available – some of which include: leather upholstered 8-way power-adjustable heated seats for both the driver and front passenger, a memory capable driver’s seat, a tilt/telescoping wheel, a driver information display, powered windows, central locking, electric mirrors, climate control which boasts air conditioning and a pollen filter, a powered glass moon-roof, cruise control, a choice of premium audio systems that include either a single or 6 CD in-dash changer with Dolby Pro-Logic II® Surround Sound, an amplifier and 6-12 speakers. There is even an auxiliary input with MP3 capabilities.
Don’t hesitate: pick up the phone today and set up an appointment to try a Volvo V50 on the road for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.
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