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Not only is Volvo known for its sta­tion wag­ons and SUVS, but it’s also carved out a small but lu­cra­tive niche cre­at­ing cars com­bin­ing the best traits of both. As far back as 1997, Volvo Cars was the first pre­mium brand to of­fer in­creased all-road ca­pa­bil­ity and styling on wag­ons when it in­tro­duced the V70 Cross Coun­try (CC).

The V60 is the latest CC model to join the lin­eage, boast­ing an ad­di­tional 65 mm of ground clear­ance com­pared with the stan­dard model, as well as skid plates front and rear, side scuff plates and fen­der ex­ten­sions.

Nat­u­rally, all-wheel drive is stan­dard fit­ment on all V60 CC de­riv­a­tives. Torque-vec­tor­ing tech­nol­ogy and cor­ner trac­tion con­trol should pro­vide fur­ther sure­foot­ed­ness. New 18- and 19-inch wheels are shod with high-pro­file tyres, adding com­fort, re­duc­ing road noise and pro­vid­ing added wheel pro­tec­tion whether climb­ing kerbs or ne­go­ti­at­ing rocky roads.

There are two en­gine op­tions and two trim lev­els in the four-model line-up. The tur­bod­iesel D4 pro­vides 158 kw and 420 N.m of torque, while the tur­bopetrol T5 dishes up 187 kw and 360 N.m. Both en­gines are fit­ted ex­clu­sively with a six-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion.

As with all Volvo mod­els, the V60 CC comes stan­dard with a five-year/100 000km war­ranty and main­te­nance plan, as well as five-year/ un­lim­ited km road­side as­sis­tance (in­clud­ing a Sky­trax tracker unit and its in­stal­la­tion).

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