Macho Cross Country joins Volvo V60 range
THE V60 sportswagon is the latest Volvo to don hiking boots and get the Cross Country treatment.
The V60 Cross Country gets side scuff plates and fender extenders for the obligatory rugged look, but it’s not just a cosmetic exercise and the additional 65mm ground clearance over a standard V60, combined with higher-profile tyres and front and rear skid plates, make the car capable of climbing higher kerbs and tackling rougher roads.
The interior makeover comprises sports seats with brown stitching as well as the option of new two-tone leather upholstery.
Volvo says the car, which makes its international debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show later this month, caters to buyers with “an active lifestyle, favour dirt roads over paved, and want a car that handles either with ease”.
To sell alongside the smaller V40 Cross Country already available here, the new Volvo V60 Cross Country will arrive in South Africa in the second half of 2015. It will sell in two all-wheel-drive derivatives, the 2-litre turbodiesel D4 automatic (130kW) and the 2-litre petrol turbo T5 automatic (187kW).
More details about specification and pricing will be available closer to the local launch.
Volvo’s V60 Cross Country will make its debut at Los Angeles Motor Show.