We’ve seen hatches, estates and even MPVs go up, but a sedan on stilts is something that no-one’s really doing right now. From northern hemisphere, the Swedes have come up with their Volvo S60 Cross Country – a sedan that breaks from the shackles of staying close to the ground, and in the process, gets an increased ride height of 65 mm (2.5 inches) and an all-wheel drive system. Volvo says the S60 Cross Country, scheduled for a Detroit debut is the first premium sedan that has the same level of capability and rugged design cues of its Cross Country wagons.
The S60 CC, the world’s first production crossover sedan shares its all-wheel drive system with its sibling, the V60 Cross Country. The range-topper will bear the T5 drive-train, delivering 250 hp from a 2.5-liter turbo though standard all-wheel drive. Other engines are a 187 hp four-cylinder diesel D4 based on Volvo’s Drive-E power-train architecture, offered with front-wheel drive. Both engines will be available to order when the S60 Cross Country goes on sale in early summer. Later on, Volvo will also offer a 2.4-liter 5-cylinder D4 diesel engine with all-wheel drive.
It’ll be interesting to see if Volvo gets it to India, who’d quite warm up to the idea of a premium sedan on stilts. See more of the 2015 Volvo S60 Cross Country in the gallery below: