Volvo has revealed the newest addition to its Cross Country series of cars, the 2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country. The car has been previewed before its full reveal at the Los Angeles Motor show which will begin on 18th November. The standard V60 is a station wagon based on the S60 sedan, the V60 is not sold in India.
“We are delighted to add the third true Cross Country model to our product portfolio. The successful combination of dynamic styling and rugged capability places the V60 Cross Country in a class of its own,” said Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy and Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Cars.
The V60 Cross Country improves upon the standard car by adding butch looks and an all-wheel-drive system. The V60 Cross country combines all-weather capabilities to the spacious, safe, and sporty character of the V60 station wagon.
The V60 is a S60 sedan with a hatch-door added to it, but it has its own character. The front may be similar to the S60, but the side-profile and rear of the V60 is completely unique. It looks sleek from all angles. An increased ride-height of 65mm, front and rear skid plates, side scuff-plates, and black fender extenders add a butch look to the V60 Cross Country that is unique to it. Twin exhausts at the back add a touch of sportiness to the design. The V60 Cross Country will be offered with a choice of 18- or 19-inch wheels.
Inside, the V60 Cross Country borrows most of the design from the standard car. What is different is that the Cross Country gets sports seats covered in black leather featuring brown contrast stitching. A two-tone upholstery all-around also sets the Cross Country apart from its sibling.
The Volvo V60 Cross Country gets the company’s new Drive-E four-cylinder petrol and diesel motors, these will be only available with front-wheel-driven variants of the car. AWD drive variants of the V60 Cross Country will be powered by the T5 petrol and D4 diesel five-cylinder engines.
USA and Canada will be the first countries to get the new Volvo V60 Cross Country, Hill Descent will be offered as standard across the range. It is unlikely that the company will launch this car in India as the demand for this type of vehicles is negligible. Volvo will release more information about the car soon, stay tuned.