Volvo S60 Cross Country
Volvo S60 Cross Country revealed
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8th January, 2015
Volvo Cars is stepping up to meet the demands of the market with the
unveiling of the exciting Volvo S60 Cross Country sedan at America's Detroit Motor Show next week.
Back in 1997, when Volvo was the first premium brand to introduce an all-road capable variant of its successful
estates, no one could predict the future success of the cross-over concept. Today, the cross-over is ubiquitous and has
helped to define a whole new category of lifestyle vehicle. Volvo is once again taking a bold step forward – this time in
the sedan segment – with the unveiling of the S60 Cross Country – the first premium saloon with the same level of
capability and rugged design cues of the renowned Cross Country estates.
“We want to further explore the market with our Cross Country brand. We did this back in 1997 with the V70 Cross
Country 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 sporty and stylish package,” says Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy and
Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Cars.
Like the recently announced V60 Cross Country wagon, the S60 Cross Country sedan shares an increased ride height of
65mm (2.5 inches) and comes with the same capable All-Wheel Drive underpinnings of the V60 counterpart, making it the
only truly capable and stylish all-road saloon cross-over on the market. The S60 Cross Country will also be available
with front-wheel drive in selected markets (for example UK).
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“The S60 Cross Country is the sole contender in the cross-over saloon segment. We have identified a clear niche in
the market for a more capable saloon with rugged styling cues and a higher stance. The S60 Cross Country will appeal to
people that are searching for an exciting and capable saloon, whilst enjoying the clear benefits that a cross-over
offers,” says Alain Visser, Senior Vice President Sales, Marketing and Customer Service.
Reflecting Volvo’s love of nature and Scandinavian heritage, the S60 Cross Country offers both 18” and 19” wheels with
high profile tyres that add both comfort and all-road aesthetics, reduce road noise, and add increased wheel protection
Delivering an involved and focused driving experience with rugged substance, this dynamic design brings a sporty,
unconventional and adventurous edge to the saloon concept.
The S60 Cross Country will launch with the Front-Wheel Drive 190 hp diesel D4, based on Volvo’s class-leading Drive-E
powertrain architecture, offering a no-compromise blend of efficiency and performance in European markets from July 2015.
A diesel All-Wheel Drive D4 will also be launched based on the proven 2.5L 5-cylinder diesel engine.
Stay tuned to Next Car for details regarding Australian availability in due course.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.