Volvo promises to surprise its audience at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show as the Swedish carmaker will bring the S60 Cross Country. A segment first from Volvo Cars, the new S60 Cross Country promises to continue the tradition started by the V70 Cross Country in 1997.
S60 Cross Country will be the first premium sedan with the same level of capability and rugged design cues of the brand new Cross Country wagons. The vehicle will arrive with a T5 all-wheel drive powertrain with 250 hp (254 hp in Europe and 249 hp in Russia for taxation reasons).
Volvo's S60 Cross Country is built to draw in customers who are looking for a sedan that is not only capable and thrilling, but also offers the advantages of a crossover. The S60 Cross Country crossover sedan features a ride height that is higher by 65mm (2.5 inches).
Likewise, this new offering from Volvo features an All-Wheel Drive system that is found on its V60 Cross Country sibling, However, Volvo will also offer front-wheel-drive versions of the S60 Cross Country in Europe and selected markets.
Stylish in its own right, S60 Cross Country echoes Volvo’s leanings towards nature as well as its Scandinavian heritage. It rides on either both 18-inch and 19-inch wheels wrapped in high profile tires. These tires do not only offer improved wheel protection and all-road aesthetics, they also provide heightened comfort for vehicle occupants.
With these specs, a rugged appearance and a higher stance, the Volvo S60 Cross Country promises to provide driving enjoyment even in unconventional ways. Alain Visser, Senior Vice President Sales for Marketing and Customer Service for Volvo, remarked that the S60 Cross Country is the only offering in the crossover sedan segment.
He noted that despite being the first to offer such kind of vehicle, Volvo is confident enough with the S60 Cross Country as it will fill a clear niche in the market for capable yet rugged sedans with the higher stance of a crossover.