Volvo S60 Cross Country cometh

By CARSIFU | 9 January 2015

GOTHENBURG (Sweden): The Volvo S60 Cross Country is set to be revealed at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show as the Swedish carmaker’s first cross country sedan and its raised ride-height.

Volvo introduced the first Cross Country model in 1997 and over the course of two decades the line-up has thus been expanded to include the V40, V60 and V70 - surely with more to come.

Just like its V60 Cross Country sibling, Volvo’s upcoming S60 Cross Country will be sitting pretty with the same 65mm-raised ride height and will be made available in both all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive.

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The S60 Cross Over will be powered by Volvo’s T5 2.5L turbocharged inline five-cylinder engine with 250bhp for the all-wheel drive variant in markets such as the US, Canada, Russia and Europe.

As for the front-wheel drive variant, it will be Volvo’s 190hp D4 diesel-powered engine, which will also find its way to Europe, while a larger capacity 2.4L five-cylinder diesel engine with all-wheel drive soon to follow.

In addition, the S60 Cross Country will be offered with both 18 and 19-inch wheels with high profile tyres that add both comfort and all-road aesthetics, reduce road noise, and add increased wheel protection when needed.

“We have identified a clear niche in the market for a more capable sedan with rugged styling cues and a higher stance,” said Volvo senior vice president (Sales, Marketing and Customer Service) Alain Visser.