VOLVO V90 CROSS COUNTRY T6 AWD INSCRIPTION GEARTRONIC
Suffering from Suv-fatigue? Look no further than the V90 CC
W6,77 sec 235 kw/400 N.m 230 km/h ITH a range of new models penned by ex-design chief, Thomas Ingenlath, Volvo Cars has shrugged off its “boxy and staid” persona and undergone something of a renaissance. These vehicles are strikingly unique in their appearance and the subject of this test – the Volvo V90 Cross Country – is no different, being the latest in a long line of rugged station wagons from the Swedish rm. It has few rivals, too, with the only other off-road-capable estates in our market being the Subaru Outback and Volvo’s own V60 CC; other manufacturers have long since abandoned 9,24 L/100 km 176 g/km the segment in favour of SUVS.
Based on the V90 and sharing the same Spa-platform underpinnings as other 90 series models, the V90 CC offers all-wheel drive across its four-model range in South Africa. A raised ride height (by 60 mm), larger wheels, model-speci c black wheelarch extensions, bumpers and side sills, as well as a bespoke grille underline the V90 CC’S roughroad capabilities and set it apart from its lower-slung siblings. Interestingly, for an additional outlay, Volvo will colour code the black exterior trim items, giving your CC a more elegant appearance.
Inside, you’ll nd the same sophisticated treatment we’ve experienced in recent Volvo models. Tastefully minimalist is the best way to describe an interior that features plenty of polished metal trim, as well as highquality materials on all surfaces, from the stitched facia (optional) to the soft leather seats.
Pride of place on the facia is taken by the rm’s excellent Sensus infotainment interface.