The Volvo V60 Cross Country is a vehicle that screams to have mud sprayed all up its sides, as it feels far more at home on the dirty stuff than on the road. This is a long-awaited model and people will finally be able to get up close to the new model at the 2014 LA Auto Show later this month. The Volvo V60 Cross Country availability will also be detailed, although we can already tell you that you can expect its release in the first quarter of 2015 in North America.
Volvo say this is the third true cross-country model and successfully combines dynamic styling with rugged capability, which Volvo believes now makes an all-new class of its own. The V60 Cross Country is an all-road, all-weather rugged vehicle, yet also offers a sporty design, so a lot like the Range Rover Evoque in that respect.
Volvo V60 Cross Country features a ground clearance of 2.6 inches more than the standard V60, and although it does not sound like much, it does make a huge difference. This new model also offers an enhanced sporty driving experience, which is thanks to the new torque vectoring technology, as well as corner traction control to help keep things as stable as possible.
You will have a choice of 18-inch and 19-inch wheels, as well as high profile tires to help increase ground clearance even more, as well as offering more traction with a larger surface of rubber. The V60 Cross Country is a lot like the Range Rover, as it sports Hill Descent Control, meaning that the speed at which you descend a hill is controlled automatically.
We do not yet have a price for the Volvo V60 Cross Country, but we don’t expect it to be cheap considering the use of all that technology. For more details visit Volvo.