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Volvo V50

2005-2011 Volvo V50 - P1 Platform - 5 Cylinder Engine - T5, R-Design

  • First generation V50, successor to the V40
  • Five door compact wagon/estate based on Volvo P1 platform
  • Sold in the USA from mid-2004 through 2011 model year
  • USA models were equipped with 5 cylinder gasoline engines
  • USA normally aspirated models had a 2.4L engine, FWD and manual or automatic transmission
  • USA light pressure turbo models had a 2.5L engine, FWD or AWD and manual or automatic transmission

The Volvo V50 was introduced in mid-2004 alongside its four door sedan equivalent, the S40; the V50 is the P1 platform successor to Volvo's prior compact wagon, the NedCar V40. With the V40-to-V50 name change, there was no confusion with 2004½ models to avoid clashing names as with the NedCar S40 and P1 S40. 

As with its platform siblings, the S40 2nd gen, the C30, and the C70 2nd-gen, the V50 rides on what Volvo calls their P1 compact car platform. The first all-new car born under Ford's stewardship of Volvo in their Premier Auto Group, this platform was co-developed with Mazda (as the Mazda BK platform) and Ford of Europe (as the C1 platform) at Ford's Cologne, Germany development center.

The powertrains of US-market P1s remain uniquely Volvo, with either a naturally aspirated 2.4i or turbocharged T5 "white block" five cylinder, mated to a 5-speed AW50/AW55 automatic, 5-speed M56 manual, or (for the T5 only) a compact variant of the M66 6-speed manual transmission made by Getrag and shared with the S60R and V70R. T5 variants also had the option of Haldex all-wheel drive.

In 2008, a "facelift" exterior style debuted on P1 platform cars, with both the S40 and V50 featuring a revised front and rear end, as well as an available R-design package featuring a different bumper lip, rocker panels, and interior trim.

After the last V50s were sold in 2011, Volvo did not offer a compact wagon replacement in the US, moving instead to compact crossover offerings like the XC40.

Model information is based on the USA vehicle market. Other model variations may exist outside the USA.

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