V60 Cross Country revealed
Volvo Cars has announced the next model line based on its award-winning Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) vehicle platform.
The new V60 Cross Country revealed in Sweden last week will join the family of 60 Series models which include the XC 60 SUV launched in New Zealand late last year and the new S60 sports sedan and V60 wagon models which are scheduled to reach our market in the second half of 2019.
The smaller V40 Cross Country and large V90 Cross Country are on sale in New Zealand but the new V60 Cross Country is not yet confirmed for the New Zealand market.
The rugged styling of the V60 Cross Country has ground clearance 75mm higher than the regular V60, thanks to the specially developed Cross Country chassis and suspension that enhance the car’s off-road capability. All-wheel drive is standard on the new V60 Cross Country, as are Hill Descent Control, Electronic Stability Control, Corner Traction Control and a special Off-road driving mode.
“The V60 Cross Country is every bit as refined as the other 60 and 90 series cars based on our SPA platform,” said Henrik Green, Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Volvo Cars.
“The added versatility makes it at home in town and country, thanks to a higher seating position, increased ground clearance and dynamic all-wheel-drive capabilities.”
Volvo Cars’ award-winning City Safety with Autobrake is fitted as standard and assists the driver in avoiding potential collisions. It is the only system on the market to help recognise pedestrians, cyclists and large animals.
The Pilot Assist system supports the driver with steering, acceleration and braking on wellmarked roads up to 130km/h. Runoff Road Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation and other steering assistance systems are standard.
Volvo Cars’ Sensus Connect infotainment system is fully compatible with Android Auto, Apple Carplay and 4G, and keeps drivers connected regardless of whether they travel in urban areas or across the countryside. The intuitive tablet-style touchscreen control combines car functions, navigation, connected services and in-car entertainment apps.
The V60 Cross Country will be available with a range of Volvo’s 2.0-litre Drive-e turbocharged petrol and diesel engines while mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants will follow at a later stage.
THE ADDED VERSATILITY MAKES IT AT HOME IN TOWN AND COUNTRY, THANKS TO A HIGHER SEATING POSITION, INCREASED GROUND CLEARANCE AND DYNAMIC ALL-WHEEL-DRIVE CAPABILITIES.