Volvo Cars has confirmed that debut of Volvo S60 Cross Country at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show set to start next week. Volvo is introducing the S60 Cross Country after the success of V40 and V60 in the Cross Country brand and the car will be a new segment for the company as an all-road sedan crossover. The S60 Cross Country will get an increased ride height of 65 mm and comes with the same capable All-Wheel Drive underpinnings of V40 and V60. The S60 Cross Country will also be available in front-wheel drive format in Europe and selected markets. The S60 Cross Country is expected to be available to order by early summer.
“We want to further explore the market with our Cross Country brand. We did this back in 1997 with the V70 Cross Country and it led to the birth of a whole new segment. We have included all the capability-driven benefits of the Cross Country brand in this new model, while offering a completely unique expression of adventure and all-road readiness in a distinctly sporty and stylish package,” says Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy and Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Cars.
Volvo S60 Cross Country will be available with the complete range, from the powerful T5 All-Wheel Drive petrol engine delivering up to 250 bhp to the Front-Wheel Drive 190 hp diesel D4, based on Volvo’s Drive-E powertrain architecture. A diesel D4 All-Wheel Drive will also be launched based on the proven 2.4-litre 5-cylinder diesel engine. The S60 Cross Country offers both 18” and 19” wheels with high profile tyres for both comfort and all-road aesthetics, reduce road noise, and add increased wheel protection when needed.
“The S60 Cross Country is the sole contender in the crossover sedan segment. We have identified a clear niche in the market for a more capable sedan with rugged styling cues and a higher stance. The S60 Cross Country will appeal to people that are searching for an exciting and capable sedan, whilst enjoying the clear benefits that a crossover offers,” says Alain Visser, Senior Vice President Sales, Marketing and Customer Service.
Source : CarDekho