Volvo V60 Cross Country Takes Shape

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The Volvo V60 is in for a Cross Country model as soon as next month. This model will add to the Cross Country range that’s currently consists of a V40 Cross Country. The V60 Cross Country will join the XC70 in the raised station wagon department at Volvo.

V60 Cross Country Details

The V60 Cross Country will be shown at this month’s (November 2014) LA motor show for the first time. It comes after Volvo has noticed increased growth in the sales of its XC70, which in some countries sells as well as its V70 station wagon base.

It’s the usual sort of modifications you’d expect as the V60 turns into a Cross Country. The ride height is raised by 65mm and there’s a bunch of plastic bumper pieces fitted to the wheel arches and side skirts. The V60 Cross Country’s will be mostly front-wheel driven with the top spec models being offered in all-wheel drive.

Volvo has hand-picked its Drive-e, super-efficient engines for the V60 Cross Country. Four-cylinder diesel and petrol engines will power the front-wheel drive models whilst the five-cylinder D4 engine will take care of the all-wheel drive model. Outside of Drive-e variants the 186 kW five-cylinder motor is also available.

The V60 Cross Country will go on sale in the US and Canada next month with Europe having to wait until next year. We could expect the Volvo V60 Cross Country to hit our shores by August 2015.