NEW FOR 2010:

– Simplified trim lines
– T5 is now all-wheel drive only

For 2010, the Volvo V50 simplifies its trim lines, and offers the T5 in all-wheel drive only. The new trim levels are the entry-level 2.4i, the 2.4i Premium, and the T5 AWD. The 2.4i Premium and T5 AWD can also be optioned with an R-Design Package.

A station wagon version of the S40 sedan, the V50 comes as the front-wheel drive 2.4i with 2.4-litre five-cylinder engine, and as the T5 AWD with 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder engine. The 2.4i comes with a five-speed manual transmission, while the T5 AWD uses a six-speed manual. Both can be optioned to a five-speed automatic.

Features on the 2.4i include 16-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, comfort chassis, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, rear fog light, T-Tec upholstery, whiplash-reducing front seats, driver’s height adjustment, 60/40 split-folding second-row seat, CD stereo with auxiliary input, cruise control, illuminated locking glovebox, outside temperature gauge, auto up/down windows, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, and variable intermittent wipers.

The 2.4i Premium adds 16-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, alarm system, front fog lights, power sunroof, projector-style halogen headlamps with washers, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, aluminum interior accents, heated power seats, high-performance sound system, Sirius satellite radio, auto-dimming rearview mirror, compass, Bluetooth connectivity, cargo cover, garage door opener, illuminated vanity mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, luxury floor mats, and trip computer.

The R-Design adds 17-inch alloy wheels, chrome mirror caps, rear spoiler, folding front passenger seat, sport aluminum inlays, sport pedals and instrument dials, and leather and Sport-Tex seats.

The T5 AWD builds on the 2.4i Premium and adds 17-inch alloy wheels, blind spot information system, dynamic chassis, folding front passenger seat, and leather upholstery.

The R-Design adds chrome mirror caps, rear spoiler, sport aluminum inlays, sport pedals and instrument dials, and leather and Sport-Tex seats.

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