Volvo Cars today revealed the new Cross Country version of its V60 mid-size estate. The V60 Cross Country is the latest addition to the line-up of brand-new Volvos and adds the capability on and off the beaten track that the company says has defined its Cross Country range since its introduction in 1997, taking the V60 from the suburb to the skogen (Swedish for forest).
“With the new V60 Cross Country, we take our Swedish family estate from one natural habitat to another,” said Håkan Samuelsson, President and Chief Executive of Volvo Cars. “We invented the Cross Country segment over 20 years ago, and with this car we reinforce our long-standing pedigree in safe, capable and versatile family cars.”
Ground clearance for the V60 Cross Country is up to 75mm higher than the regular V60, thanks to the specially developed Cross Country chassis and suspension that enhance the car’s off-road capability. All-wheel drive is standard on the new V60 Cross Country, as are Hill Descent Control, Electronic Stability Control, Corner Traction Control and a special Off-Road driving mode.
Like its 60 series and 90 series stablemates, the new V60 Cross Country benefits from Volvo Cars’ Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, safety technology and infotainment system.
The new V60 Cross Country is also available through Care by Volvo, Volvo Cars’ service that offers car access rather than ownership via a fixed monthly amount.
“The V60 Cross Country is every bit as refined as the other 60 and 90 series cars based on our SPA platform,” said Henrik Green, Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Volvo Cars. “The added versatility makes it at home in town and country, thanks to a higher seating position, increased ground clearance and dynamic all-wheel-drive capabilities.”
In the UK, the new V60 Cross Country will be available with a D4 AWD diesel engine. Mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants will follow at a later stage. Full pricing and specification details will be announced in due course.