Swedish manufacturer Volvo Cars has unveiled the Cross Country version of its V60 sports wagon prior to its 2014 LA Motor Show debut. In the UK, the Volvo V60 has continually been in the top 3 of the sales charts for Volvo since its launch. The V60 was refreshed in 2013 with a new front and rear, along with a host of feature updates. To further extend the appeal of the V60, at the end of 2014, the V60 received a brand new Drive-E engine from Volvo’s own in-house designed and built engine platform, the 181hp, 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder, D4 diesel.
Speaking about the new Volvo V60 Country Cross, Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy and Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Cars said, “We are delighted to add the third true Cross Country model to our product portfolio. The successful combination of dynamic styling and rugged capability places the V60 Cross Country in a class of its own.”
Volvo’s Drive-E four-cylinder diesel engines, which will be available in the V60 Cross Country, will be the base for the two Front-Wheel Drive variants available. The proven five-cylinder D4 powertrain will provide the power for the All-Wheel Drive variant. The V60 Cross Country will be offered in the UK with the D3 FWD, D4 FWD and D4 AWD. Prices and specification will be announced and orders will be able to be placed during quarter 1 of 2015. Production will commence for UK placed orders in May and deliveries are expected to start from late June.
Kerssemakers added, “With ground clearance increased by 65mm compared to the V60, the Cross Country’s sturdy construction offers unparalleled control on and off the beaten track, coupled with an enhanced sporty driving experience thanks to torque vectoring technology and corner traction control. The V60 Cross Country really is a getaway car – enabling an adventurous lifestyle in pure rugged form.”
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