Volvo is unveiling the S60 Cross Country, a high-riding sedan set to debut in a few days at NAIAS.

Volvo is unveiling the S60 Cross Country, a high-riding sedan set to debut in a few days at NAIAS.

Several automakers have high-riding wagons (Golf Alltrack, Octavia Scout, Insignia Country Tourer, A4/A6 allroad quattro, etc.) with rugged looks but there aren't any sedans on sale right now using this recipe. It's basically an S60 on stilts as the ride height has been increased by 65mm (2.5 inches) while an all-wheel drive system is offered, with FWD available in Europe and select markets.

The Volvo S60 Cross Country can ride on 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels with high-profile tires which they say not only improve comfort, but also reduce noise and boost wheel protection in both on- and off-road circumstances. Upon launch it will be available in the T5 All-Wheel Drive specification with 250 bhp in United States (254 HP in Europe and 249 HP in Russia) while Europeans will also be getting D4 2.0 and D4 2.4 diesels.

An official debut is scheduled for next week at NAIAS in Detroit.

As WCF user tuga pointed out, this isn't the first high-riding sedan as Subaru sold an Outback sedan and there was also an AMC Eagle sedan.

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Volvo S60 Cross Country high-riding sedan revealed, debuts at NAIAS