Volvo India recently announced that it will introduce the V90 Cross Country on 12 July 2017. The V90 estate was never on sale in India, but Volvo is now bringing its brawnier version to our shores in the form of the V90 Cross Country. And they think they have every reason to launch it here. Check out this detailed photo gallery that will explain why this Cross Country version should work even if it is from a niche segment.
The Volvo V90 Cross Country shares its underpinnings with the S90 sedan. Design wise, it’s the same except for the increased cargo space in place of the sedan's conventional boot.
The fascia boasts of the trademark Thor's hammer-shaped LED DRLs, LED headlamps and a bumper with a faux skid plate. The latter differentiates it from the S90.
The long hood and the stretched out C-pillar gives the car a lengthy appearance. The plastic cladding further adds a muscular appearance to the car.
The V90 Cross Country rides on 20-inch alloy wheels shod with Pirelli tyres. These are regular road tyres and not the knobby ones.
The car stands tall at 210mm of ground clearance and gets an AWD system as standard. The regular V90 estate abroad is not offered with this spec, but only with the Cross Country.
The roof rails add some character to the station wagon, while the vertical LED tail lamps remind you of the ones on the XC90.
The cabin features tan brown leather seats, an all-black dashboard and interior finished in dual-tone colour scheme.
Although Volvo cars are known to exude luxury, there is an abundant touch of brushed silver inside the V90 Cross Country to further add to the premium effect.
The interior is same as the S90 and is complete with soft touch materials. The 9.2-inch tablet sized touchscreen infotainment system on the centre console is also carried over.
In terms of power, the Volvo V90 Cross Country uses the 2.0-litre diesel motor producing 235bhp of power and 480Nm of torque. It comes paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The powerplant gets four driving modes - eco, comfort, dynamic and off-road. The latter works only if the vehicle is doing speeds less than 40kmph.
This slightly raised derivative of the V90 provides the practicality of an estate, the luxury of a sedan and the ground clearance of an SUV.
Upon launch on 12 July, the Volvo V90 Cross Country will sit between the S90 sedan and the XC90 SUV in the Swedish carmaker's line-up.