Volvo V50 SV

From Volvo press: All new for 2005, the Volvo V50 activity sportswagen offers utility and safety in a dynamic design that has been heralded by the automotive media for its buttoned-down driving characteristics. The V50 making its debut at the 2004 SEMA show has been "breathed on" by Volvo's Special Vehicles (SV) department in Gothenburg, Sweden and the Volvo Monitoring and Concept Center (VMCC) in Camarillo, California.

While its exterior is restrained, and sophisticated, highlighting the V50's Scandinavian signature design elements, the heart of a true enthusiast beats beneath its sculpted hood. A highly tuned 2.5-liter turbocharged 5-cylinder engine pumps out an awe inspiring 340 horsepower. As would be expected, an electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system and a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission are also on tap to make the V50 SV the perfect all-weather extreme crossover wagon.

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