Volvo first introduced its first Cross Country model nearly 20 years ago. Since then, this Swedish automaker has become synonymous with the rugged-looking all-weather class of vehicles, with a growing stable of Cross Country models. The latest in line is the V90 Cross Country which is headed for the Indian market.
Like all Cross Country models, the V90 Cross Country gets plastic cladding all around the bodywork, silver skid plates at the front and rear and different look for the alloys.
What will come as handy on Indian roads though is the raised ride height. The Cross Country model sits 60mm higher off the ground compared to the regular car.
The V90 Cross Country will get the same set of petrol and diesel motors as the XC90. The smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic gearbox will be carried over too.
Since it’s based on the same platform as the XC90, the Cross Country will also get the T8 hybrid powertrain which pairs a 4-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor to produce 395bhp.
With the launch of the V90 Cross Country, Volvo has completed its entirely new 90 series line-up which consists of the XC90, the S90 and the V90.
Production of the car is set to start this autumn at Volvo’s Torslanda plant in Sweden. Prices will be announced later this year, and first deliveries are expected in Q1 2017.