The V50 2.4i receives more standard equipment, including electronic climate control and new two-position adjustable head restraints. The all-wheel drive T5 R Design gains a new six-speed manual transmission. New optional equipment includes Volvo's DVD-based navigation system and a reconfigured Preferred Package.
The V50 2.4i receives more standard equipment, while the front-wheel drive T5 model has been discontinued. The all-wheel drive T5 receives R-Design styling enhancements (unique grille, body cladding and leather interior), as well as more standard equipment.
The V50 receives a slight front and rear freshening as well as numerous interior upgrades. T5 models see a bump in horsepower to 227 and feature standard SIRIUS Satellite Radio and an upgraded audio system. The manual transmission for both trims has been discontinued.