Volvo is preparing to launch the new V90 Cross Country in India by the end of this month. The media drives are being conducted this week ahead of the car's official launch.
The Volvo V90 Cross Country is basically a rugged version of the standard V90 estate. The regular V90, is in turn, based on the brand's flagship sedan - the S90. The V90 Cross Country's exterior shows some changes to differentiate it from the standard estate model. The jacked up car gets a black plastic cladding over the wheel arches and new roof rails. The vehicle is also equipped with skid plates on the front and rear bumpers and rides on 20-inch alloy wheels. To make it more off-road friendly, the car gets additional ground clearance of 65mm over the regular V90 and also a Borg-Warner all-wheel-drive system.
The India-spec V90 Cross Country borrows its powertrain option from the S90 sedan. It comes powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel mill that belts out 222bhp of power and 470Nm of torque. This is also the same engine that powers the XC90 SUV. Transmission duties are handled by an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The global unveil of the Volvo V90 Cross Country took place in September 2016. This new Swedish vehicle offers the combination of style and practicality. Also, going by the fact that Volvo offers a high-quality interior packed with new features in their vehicles, we are expecting this V90 Cross Country to offer a similar package. It will be launched in India through the CBU route, so expect it to have a premium price tag. It will be positioned between the S90 and the XC90 in Volvo India's portfolio.