Volvo is creating a new model as a competitor for the BMW X3. The new Volvo XC50 will go on sale on the same time with the new Audi Q5.
The XC50 is a smaller version of the XC90, but with its own personality. The design is sporty and dynamic, with classic Volvo radiator grill in foreground forming a V-shape with front lights.
The side is a good compromise between dynamism and off road requirements. The back of XC50 reminds directly its bigger brother: vertical displacement of lights is close to XC90’s.
The XC50 will be powered with the same engine as the V50 with an output 145 to 220 hp. It will debut at the end of 2007 and will go on sale in the first months of 2008.