Volvo officially revealed the new V60 Cross Country and announced that it will bring its new model at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Compared with the standard V60, the new Cross Country version comes with an increased ground clearance of 65 mm, as well as with 18-inch wheels offered as standard and wrapped with high profile tires (19-inch wheels offered as an option).
Moreover, the V60 Cross Country gets new skid plates at the front and rear, side scuff plates and fender extenders, as well as integrated tailpipes. Inside, we find sport seats wrapped in black leather, distinctive brown stitching and two new two-tone leather upholsteries.
Regarding the engines, United States and Canada will get the first V60 Cross Country models powered by the five-cylinder petrol engine with 250 hp and all-wheel drive. The engine will be bolted to an automatic transmission and promises to return a fuel economy of 23 mpg. In early 2015, the V60 Cross Country will get the Drive-E four-cylinder diesel and petrol engines.
“With ground clearance increased 65mm compared to the V60, the Cross Country’s sturdy construction offers unparalleled control on and off the beaten track, coupled with an enhanced sporty driving experience thanks to torque vectoring technology and corner traction control. The V60 Cross Country really is a getaway car – enabling an adventurous lifestyle in pure rugged form,” said Lex Kerssemakers. [source: Volvo]