V60 Cross Coun­try re­vealed

Rotorua Weekender - - News -

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.

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