The Volvo V50 sportswagon is Volvo’s best selling model in the UK with more than 23,000 taking to British roads since its launch in 2004 – and now it’s even more appealing. The UK’s favourite Volvo comes with three years free servicing worth, on average, just under £700 and is also available in the new sports inspired R-DESIGN bodykit. The Volvo V50 model range starts at £15,995 OTR, with the 1.6 R-DESIGN sport model available for £19,195.

The three years free servicing is available on all new models registered at authorised Volvo dealers. Labour for all scheduled services is taken care of, along with a wide range of parts, including: oil filter, engine oil, diesel fuel filter, diesel particulate filter, pollen filter, brake fluid, air filter, spark plugs and washer fluid when required.

This enables Volvo V50 owners to relax, knowing they are covered by expert service protection for three years or until the car reaches either 37,500 or 54,000 miles dependent on engine. This offer stays registered to the car and is transferable to the car’s new owner should it be sold on within 3 years. Owners selling on the Volvo V50 at 3 years/36,000 miles will also benefit from outstanding residual values, currently 51% of its original list price on the Volvo V50 R-DESIGN Sport 2.0D.

Last May the Volvo V50 had a comprehensive redesign to enhance dynamism, versatility and safety. New features included a sportier grille and headlamp layout and distinctive three-part front air intake. The rear benefited from the addition of slimmer tail lights equipped with LED brake lights to enhance the car’s shoulder, while the interior now boasts more storage space and carrying versatility.

The R-DESIGN package was introduced last autumn and it brought a range of unique sports inspired and exterior details to the Sport and SE Sport variants. New exterior design includes an R-DESIGN badge in the front grille, colour coordinated body kit, rear roof spoiler, silver matt finish front grille and wing mirrors, unique five spoke 17″ alloy wheels for Sport models and 18″ alloy wheels for SE Sport. Interior design includes two-tone black and cream upholstery with contrast stitching and embossed R-DESIGN logo, leather trimmed steering wheel with aluminium inlays and with R-DESIGN logo, a unique aluminium R-DESIGN centre stack, blue instrument dials, sports pedals and tufted dark floormats with cream leather seams.