Volvo’s V60 gets the Cross Country eco treatment

2014-12-21 17:48:24

Volvo has unveiled a Cross Country variant of its V60 estate. Volvo’s Cross Country brand pioneered the concept of offering customers a rugged, go-anywhere estate car when the V70 Cross Country estate was launched way back in 1997.

The car sits 65mm higher than a regular V60 estate and features new 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels and higher profile tyres. The off-road look is provided by exterior styling cues that include front and rear skid plates to complement the increased ground clearance, side scuff plates and bumper extenders.

Inside there is black leather covering the sports seats, with brown stitching.

In the UK, the V60 Cross Country will be available in both two- and all-wheel drive options.

Front-wheel drive variants get a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine in two states of tune: 135bhp or 180bhp. Four-wheel drive variants get a 187bhp 2.4-litre 5-cylinder D4 diesel.

Production is scheduled to start in May next year with deliveries expected to follow in June. Prices and specifications will be released during the first quarter of next year, ahead of the launch date.

Since its launch, the V60 has been consistently one of the Swedish company’s best-selling models. In 2013, it enjoyed a refresh which brought with it a revised front and rear, along with additional equipment updates.

It is the third Cross Country model to be launched by the company, and follows on from the V40 Cross Country which was launched in 2013, not forgetting the original V70 Cross Country, of course.

This article was prepared by our car news editors First4Auto

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Andrew Merritt-Morling

Chief Editor