The Volvo S60 Cross Country has broken cover ahead of its official debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
This is the first time a rugged car-based crossover is based on a sedan instead of a wagon or hatch.
“We want to further explore the market with our Cross Country brand. We did this back in 1997 with the V70 Cross Country [wagon] and it led to the birth of a whole new segment. We have included all the capability-driven benefits of the Cross Country brand in this new model, while offering a completely unique expression of adventure and all-road readiness in a distinctly sport and stylish package,” said Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy and Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Cars.
Like the recently launched V60 Cross Country, the S60 Cross Country shares an increased ride height of 65mm and comes with the same all-wheel drive underpinnings of its sibling. The S60 Cross Country will also be available as a front-wheel drive in Europe and selected international markets.
It is offered with 18” and 19” wheels with high profile tyres that is said to add both comfort and reduced road noise.
The S60 Cross Country will launch as a T5 All-Wheel Drive with a petrol engine that delivers 184kW (250 bhp) in Europe.