Volvo has launched the V60 Cross Country in South Africa, which comes with all-road capability and rugged design.
“We are delighted to add the third true Cross Country model to our product portfolio. The successful combination of dynamic styling and rugged capability places the V60 Cross Country in a class of its own,” said Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy and Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Cars.
Increased CapabilityThe Volvo V60’s ground clearance has been increased by 68mm over the standard V60, which gives it added capability should you decide to take the road less travelled. The V60 Cross Country is also fitted with torque vectoring technology and corner traction control which gives it a sportier drive.
The Volvo V60 Corss Country is offered with new 18- and 19-inch wheels with high profile tyres making it perfectly suited for hopping pavements with confidence or tackling rocky tracks.
Rugged DesignAdding to its rugged persona, the V60 Cross Country is fitted with front and rear skid plates, side scuff plates, fender extenders and integrated tailpipes. Boot space is rated at 430-litres. Only AWD derivatives will be available in South Africa with two trim levels namely Momentum and Inscription on offer.
Engine ChoiceTwo engine choices are on offer and these include a five-cylinder 2.4-litre turbodiesel engine offering 140 kW and 420 Nm of torque. Fuel efficiency for this engine is rated at 5.7L/100km. The 0-100kph sprint is claimed at 8.9 seconds with a top speed of 205kph.
There’s also a 2.5-litre turbo petrol engine in the mix with 187 kW and 360 Nm of torque on offer. Fuel consumption is rated at 8.5L/100km for this derivative. The sprint to 100kph will take 7.1 seconds before reaching a top speed of 210kph.
Both derivatives use a 6-speed Geartronic automatic transmission to power all four wheels.
Volvo V60 Price in South AfricaVolvo V60 Cross Country D4 AWD Momentum – R499 900
Volvo V60 Cross Country D4 AWD Inscription – R519 900
Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 AWD Momentum – R533 500
Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 AWD Inscription – R553 000