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Volvo's V60 estate gets dirty with Cross Country off-road package

Volvo's V60 estate gets dirty ...
You don't have to drive your V60 Cross Country off-road, but if you do, you might as well get it muddy
You don't have to drive your V60 Cross Country off-road, but if you do, you might as well get it muddy
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Volvo's Sensus Connect infotainment system features a tall, tablet-style touchscreen
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Volvo's Sensus Connect infotainment system features a tall, tablet-style touchscreen
At the wheel of the new Volvo V60 Cross Country
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At the wheel of the new Volvo V60 Cross Country
The V60 line packs 5 seats and plenty of cargo room
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The V60 line packs 5 seats and plenty of cargo room
Volvo V60 Cross Country interior
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Volvo V60 Cross Country interior
Volvo V60 Cross Country interior
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Volvo V60 Cross Country interior
Volvo V60 Cross Country interior
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Volvo V60 Cross Country interior
The V60 Cross Country gets up to an extra 3 inches of clearance
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The V60 Cross Country gets up to an extra 3 inches of clearance
Volvo has tweaked the V60's suspension and chassis for improved off-road capability
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Volvo has tweaked the V60's suspension and chassis for improved off-road capability
Volvo will offer a T5 gas AWD, D4 diesel AWD and hybrid powertrain options
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Volvo will offer a T5 gas AWD, D4 diesel AWD and hybrid powertrain options
Volvo introduces the V60 Cross Country
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Volvo introduces the V60 Cross Country
The Cross Country comes standard with AWD and a variety of useful assistance/safety features
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The Cross Country comes standard with AWD and a variety of useful assistance/safety features
Volvo introduces the V60 Cross Country
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Volvo introduces the V60 Cross Country
The Cross Country follows the all-new 2019 V60 that Volvo introduced back in February
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The Cross Country follows the all-new 2019 V60 that Volvo introduced back in February
The Volvo V60 Cross Country offers buyers a wagon alternative to the typical AWD crossover
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The Volvo V60 Cross Country offers buyers a wagon alternative to the typical AWD crossover
The V60 Cross Country was designed to drive from "suburb to skogen"
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The V60 Cross Country was designed to drive from "suburb to skogen"
Volvo introduces the V60 Cross Country
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Volvo introduces the V60 Cross Country
Volvo V60 Cross Country
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Volvo V60 Cross Country
You don't have to drive your V60 Cross Country off-road, but if you do, you might as well get it muddy
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You don't have to drive your V60 Cross Country off-road, but if you do, you might as well get it muddy
Standard Cross Country features include hill descent control and off-road driving mode
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Standard Cross Country features include hill descent control and off-road driving mode
The V60 Cross Country shows you don't need a huge, truck-based SUV to seek adventure off the beaten path
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The V60 Cross Country shows you don't need a huge, truck-based SUV to seek adventure off the beaten path
Volvo V60 Cross Country
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Volvo V60 Cross Country
Volvo V60 Cross Country
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Volvo V60 Cross Country
The V60 Cross Country will roll out in early 2019
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The V60 Cross Country will roll out in early 2019
The V60 Cross Country explores a different style of topography
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The V60 Cross Country explores a different style of topography
The V60 Cross Country explores a different style of topography
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The V60 Cross Country explores a different style of topography
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Ever since Volvo revealed the V60 mid-size estate earlier this year, we've been eagerly awaiting the Cross Country version. Volvo made that muddy leap today, injecting a little more adventure into the 60 Series with the lifted, all-wheel-drive wagon. If the pure bulk of an SUV doesn't appeal to you, but you still want the all-terrain versatility necessary to venture from suburb to skogen (that's Swedish for forest), the new V60 Cross Country might just look very nice in your driveway.

The V60 Cross Country follows the V90 Cross Country in adding some all-terrain capability to the new Volvo Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) estate lineup. Its purpose-tweaked chassis and suspension provide up to 3 in (75 mm) of lift compared to the standard V60, adding the ground clearance it needs to breeze over rocks, roots and other obstructions.

All-wheel drive comes standard and is complemented by helpful standards like hill descent control, off-road driving mode, corner traction control and electronic stability control.

The V60 Cross Country shows you don't need a huge, truck-based SUV to seek adventure off the beaten path
The V60 Cross Country shows you don't need a huge, truck-based SUV to seek adventure off the beaten path

Like the standard V60, the Cross Country benefits from the latest technologies included within SPA, bringing standard systems like city safety with auto-brake, run-off road mitigation and oncoming lane mitigation. Cross-traffic alert with auto-brake can be added as an option.

The Sensus Connect infotainment system, meanwhile, offers a tablet-style touchscreen display and compatibility with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and 4G.

Volvo V60 Cross Country interior
Volvo V60 Cross Country interior

We like Volvo's Cross Country wagons in general, but the new generation of SPA models really offers an impressive mix of sleek styling, rugged utility, estate sizing and cutting-edge technology. Cross Country models stand as very intriguing alternatives to bigger, bulkier SUVs and crossovers.

The US-market V60 Cross Country will be offered initially with a 2.0-liter T5 AWD gas powertrain, while Europeans will also have an AWD diesel option. Mild and plug-in hybrid versions will follow in the future. In addition to more traditional sales and lease options, the V60 Cross Country will be offered under the Care by Volvo premium subscription service.

Pricing will be announced closer to the V60 lineup's early 2019 launch. For reference, the outgoing 2018 V60 Cross Country starts at US$41,850.

Source: Volvo

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