The Volvo V90 Cross Country adds over 2 inches of ride height to the standard wagon, which should give drivers peace of mind when the conditions get rough.
Volvo is filling out its 90 Series model range with the new V90 Cross Country that blends the looks of a wagon with the all-weather capability of a crossover into a very attractive package. Production starts this fall just in time for the snowy weather in which the Cross Country thrives.
For now, Volvo is only showing us what the Cross Country looks like, and the mechanical details largely remain a secret. The high-riding wagon is very handsome, though. The body is mostly identical to the V90, but the Cross Country features a different lower fascia in front with a silver-outlined intake in the center. The rear bumper integrates the parallelogram-shaped exhausts at each corner, and a lighter section spans them in the middle. A 2.4-inch (60-millimeter) taller ride height and protective cladding offer some extra protection if drivers need to take the vehicle into harsh terrain. A panoramic sunroof is also available so that occupants can get a good look at the outdoors.
Volvo doesn’t have many photos of the Cross Country’s interior yet, but the images show a layout identical to the V90. The infotainment system is also the same, including the option of a Bowers & Wilkins sound system. There are some darker materials that match the vehicle’s more rugged demeanor, though.
At this point, Volvo won’t mention the Cross Country’s engine options, but the Swedish automaker will confirm the model will have all-wheel drive. The very close relationship with the V90 will likely mean shared powertrains with it. In the United States, the choices will probably include tunes of the gasoline-fueled T5, T6, and possibly plug-in hybrid T8. Europe will have diesel options, too.
Volvo won’t say yet specifically when the Cross Country will go on sale or how much it will cost. Production will begin in just a few months, so we’ll expect those details very soon.
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