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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).