Back in 1997, Volvo was the first premium brand to introduce an all-road capable variant of its successful estates, the V70 Cross Country.
Following the recently unveiled new V60 Cross Country, Volvo has surprised us by introducing the S60 Cross Country at the Detroit Auto Show. Yes a saloon variant of the rugged Cross Country! Sure the estate is more practical, but there are plenty of people who prefer the saloon.
Volvo rightfully calls the S60 Cross Country the sole contender in the crossover saloon segment.
We have identified a clear niche in the market for a more capable saloon with rugged styling cues and a higher stance. The S60 Cross Country will appeal to people that are searching for an exciting and capable saloon, whilst enjoying the clear benefits that a crossover offers,” says Alain Visser, Senior Vice President Sales, Marketing and Customer Service.
Just like the new V60 Cross Country, the S60 Cross Country shares an increased ride height of 65mm and comes with the same capable All-Wheel Drive, making it the only truly capable all-road saloon crossover on the market.
The S60 Cross Country will also be available with front-wheel drive in the UK and selected markets.
In UK, the S60 Cross Country will be launched with the Front-Wheel Drive 187bhp 2.0-litre diesel D4, while the All-Wheel Drive D4 uses a 178bhp 2.4-litre D4 also found in the XC60.
Pricing will be announced closer to market launch with first deliveries expected to commence from July.