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Volvo V50 D5

It's hard to find stationwagons that have the safe, sporty feel of the Volvo V50 D5.

The Volvo V50 D5 cars will be sure to appeal to a wide range of customers. A V50 has a pleasant exterior that is elegant and solid. The high waistline gives the car a muscly look, and the wagon is nicely finished off at the rear with tall, slim taillights.

A great track record for safety makes the Volvo V50 body shell once again super safe and solid. Volvo set out to achieve the same standards with the V50 as it did with the larger S80, and this has meant that the car’s rigidity is exceptional. The front of the car has been divided into zones which better protect the cabin. Inside the sumptuous and soft interior, even the rear passengers get side and curtain airbags. Volvo has incorporated the well awarded whiplash protection system too.

The V-series are wagon versions, so they offer a good load space in the medium-sized car bracket. The Volvo V50 D-5 is as stylish inside as it is out, and the uncluttered interior layout and a very smartly designed “free-floating” instrument stack sets it apart from other car manufacturers more conventional looks. Everything inside the Volvo V50 D5 appears to be laid out with simplicity in mind, and so is a nice relaxing change – as some car layouts seem so unnecessarily complex.

For those of you who need the space to carry kids to school camp, then the 417 litres of carrying capacity with the rear seats up will come in very handy. Flip the rear seats down, and suddenly you have a magnificently practical 1307 litres of space to play with. The loading height is easily accessible, so if transporting masses of bags for a holiday is necessary then the V50 is easy to load and unload.

So what’s the D5 mean? D is for diesel, and efficiency is the name of the game here. An average of only 7 litres/100 km will be the norm for V50 D5. With 2.4 litres and five-cylinder power, the Volvo V50 D5 wagon boasts 132 kW and an exceptionally fluent 350 Nm of torque. “Hey, that’s not bad,” I hear you say. Too right! The Volvo V-50 D5 can cover the ground very quickly. A 0-100 km/h sprint of 8.6 seconds allows this wagon to gain speed with ease. And the colossal torque of the turbo-diesel engine means that the power beyond 100 km/h is amazing. Even the V50 D5 can swagger past 220 km/h, no problems at all. This mighty beast has a feel of a nicely weighted Sports Wagon… which it is. The handling is excellent, and the ride compliant yet taut. The Volvo V50 D5 is very easy to live with.

A vast level of standard spec ensures that V50 occupants won’t only be enjoying voluptuous seating that boasts ample room for five adults. There are plenty of onboard goodies which include: alloy wheels, premium sound, cruise control, climate control, electric windows, six airbags, Traction Stability Control, an alarm, and tinted windows. With a little extra spent, bigger alloys, leather upholstery, sunroof, sat-nav and a powered driver’s seat can be added into the mix.

Great running costs and exceptional reliability should be the icing on the cake, really.
The Volvo V50 D5 is a well-made car, good-looking inside and out.

The current model series includes the:

  • Volvo V50 D5 wagon

For any more information on the Volvo S40 T5, or for that matter any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181. If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!) we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Volvo dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours. Private Fleet – car buying made easy!

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