The Volvo Group is a very popular automobile manufacturing company based in
Sweden. The company was founded in 1927 by Assar Gabrielsson and Gustav Larson.
This multinational automotive company is not only involved in manufacturing cars, but
they also manufacture buses, trucks, and other vehicles. In 2016, they were declared the
second largest manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks in the world.
The company has its business spread all over the world. You can always spot Volvo cars,
buses, and trucks in your country.
But we are here to talk about Volvo V50 which is a compact family car.
Volvo V50: 2004 to 2012
Apart from buses and trucks, Volvo is also popular for making family cars. Volvo V50 is
a compact size family car that was first manufactured in 2014. The production ran for a
good 8 years. They ended the production in 2012.
Volvo V5 was first introduced at the 2003 Bologna Motor Show as the station wagon.
This car is manufactured in Ghent, Belgium.
The V50 featured a very comfortable design. It had spacious interiors with theatre
lighting and a floating center stack. It featured Volvo intelligent vehicle architecture.
The car was equipped with an all-wheel-drive and a 2.5-liter petrol engine along with a
turbocharger. However, it had diesel options available in Europe.
In 2008, Volvo V50 was redesigned. It was made more stylish and there were minor
changes in the interior. The new model came with optional active xenon headlights,
increased power and torque, and audio systems. It also had a six-speed manual along
with a 1.8 flexi-fuel engine.
In 2010, the car was available with a bigger Volvo logo on the front grille in the US.
Volvo V50 was a successful model from the company. It was both affordable and
comfortable to drive. It was the perfect family car for budget people.