This is the new Volvo V60 Cross Country which now comes with all-weather and all-road capabilities.
The car is the latest in the firm’s excellent line of load-luggers capable of going anywhere.
Due for release early next year, the Volvo V60 Cross Country has increased ride height and a rugged design to differentiate it from its sibling.
There’s also a choice of all wheel drive and frontwheel drive for those interested in buying or leasing one.
The new Volvo V60 Cross Country will impress
The Volvo V60 has established itself as one of these carmaker’s most popular models, it has never been out of the top three for sales since its launch for the firm.
The V60 itself was refreshed last year with enhancements to the rear, front and interior including a brand-new excellent Drive-E engine in the shape of a 2.0litre four-cylinder diesel unit which produces 181HP.
The new Volvo V60 Cross Country will take on the likes of the Skoda Octavia Scout and the VW Passat Alltrack in what is becoming an increasingly competitive off-roading estate market.
As you’d expect, there’s extra plastic cladding on the wheel arches, skid plates and new alloy wheels as well as an increased ride height of 65mm.
Kit and performance for the Volvo V60 Cross Country
The interior is very similar to the standard Volvo V60 except the seats are black leather sports for extra comfort.
Volvo says its new Cross Country offering will have the choice of three diesel engines; the D3 with 161bhp, the D4 with 181bhp and a D4 for the all-wheel version which will have 187bhp.
Volvo says that its Drive-E four-cylinder diesel unit will be available for the two front wheel drive variants while the D4 powertrain will be fitted solely for use in the all-wheel drive variant.
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The Volvo V60 Cross Country also has bumper extenders and integrated tailpipes. There are also new high profile tyres which will add comfort, reduced noise and provide added wheel protection.
The overall impression is of a go-anywhere vehicle that has real presence.
Orders for the impressive new Volvo V60 Cross Country will be taken from next spring with deliveries beginning from June.
A detailed spec and prices for the new car will be announced beforehand.