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Exterior  - 2008 Volvo V50 Review - Reviews - Volvo V50

For 2008, the nose and tail are modified, and though Volvo says it has changed the headlights and taillights, it seems limited to the elements within, such as taillamp LEDs and lens colors, and not a change in overall shape. The V-shaped hood bulge runs down into a more sculpted nose, and the lower air intake is broader. The unmistakable diagonal cross-member grille is even less mistakable, with a 50 percent larger Volvo logo. In contrast to the nose, the door sill and bumper extensions have been smoothed out. A Dynamic Trim Package option for the T5 adds a liftgate spoiler, side skirts and spoilers for the "chin" and below the rear bumper.

For 2008, Volvo has discontinued one of the V50's two silver paint choices, added Gecko Green and changed one of the blues.

The V50 was an early adopter of side mirrors with integrated turn signals. Sixteen-inch alloy wheels are standard, but 17-inchers are available on either trim level. Along with 17-inch wheels, the Premium Package adds aluminum roof rails.

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