June 4, 2004
Pricing announced for 2005 Volvo S40 and V50
Toronto, Ontario – The 2005 Volvo S40 and V50 will go on sale in July with Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) starting at $29,995 and $31,495, respectively, announced Volvo Canada. Prices for the turbocharged S40 T5 start at $34,995 while the T5 version of V50 starts at $36,495.
The base model 2.4i sedan and wagon will have a standard 5-speed manual transmission – new for Volvo’s entry-level S and V vehicles. Engines and drivetrain choices begin with the naturally-aspirated 2.4-litre 5-cylinder engine in the 2.4i version of both the S40 and V50, delivering 168-horsepower and 170 lb.-ft. of torque to the front wheels. Both cars can be equipped with an optional 5-speed automatic transmission with Geartronic sequential shifting.
The T5 version tops the line, equipped with a 2.5-litre 5-cylinder intercooled turbocharged engine. Delivered through a 6-speed manual (derived from the S60 R and V70 R performance cars) or a 5-speed Geartronic automatic, 218 h.p. and 236 lb.-ft. of torque. T5 customers will also have the option of adding a Haldex all-wheel-drive system which distributes 95 per cent of engine power to either the front or rear wheels, depending on traction.