Volvo Cars reveals new V60 Cross Country – the ultimate getaway car

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  • All-road, all-weather capability and rugged design
  • Sporty driving style with ‘go-anywhere’ capability
  • Extends Volvo’s acclaimed Cross Country product line-up

Volvo Cars unveiled its much-anticipated Cross Country version of the beautiful Volvo V60 sportswagon at the 2014 LA Motor Show this month.

“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 Volvo V60 Cross Country in a class of its own,” said Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy and Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Cars.


Volvo’s Cross Country brand has a long and distinguished heritage. Volvo Cars was the first premium brand to offer increased all-road capability and styling on its wagons as far back as 1997 when it introduced the Volvo V70 Cross Country, creating a whole new type of car experience that has since captured the imagination of the motoring public.

Continuing this proud heritage, and reflecting Volvo’s Scandinavian elegance, love of nature and adventure, the new Volvo V60 Cross Country brings together the best of both worlds – a sporty, connected yet comfortable driving experience with the freedom to explore new horizons.

Sporty capability

“With ground clearance increased by 65mm compared to the standard Volvo V60, the Cross Country’s sturdy construction offers unparalleled control on and off the beaten track, coupled with a sporty drive thanks to torque vectoring technology and corner traction control. The Volvo V60 Cross Country really is the ideal getaway car – enabling an adventurous lifestyle in pure rugged form,” said Lex Kerssemakers.

Available with new Cross Country 18″ and 19″ wheels, the Volvo V60 Cross Country comes with high profile tyres, adding comfort and off-road aesthetics, reducing road noise and providing added wheel protection whether climbing those pesky kerbs or negotiating rocky roads.

Rugged individualist design

Central to Volvo’s Cross Country concept is the expression of go-anywhere capability and rugged design. It caters to those who have an active lifestyle, favour dirt roads over paved, and want a car that handles either with ease. This is manifested in the Volvo V60 Cross Country through explicit design cues that heighten the adventurous nature of the car. With increased ground clearance, skid plates front and rear, side scuff plates and fender extenders, the Volvo V60 Cross Country conveys an imposing, muscular presence that underlies its capable nature, while integrated tailpipes reflect its sporty dark side. To complement the capable exterior styling, sports seats in black leather with distinctive brown stitching, as well as two new two-tone leather upholsteries, will be offered.


The US and Canada will get the first Volvo V60 Cross Countrys, and they will launch with Volvo’s iconic five cylinder 242kW T6 petrol engine with All-Wheel Drive coupled with an automatic transmission.

South Africa

The new Volvo V60 Cross Country is expected to arrive in the second half of 2015 and will be available in two AWD derivatives:

  • Volvo V60 Cross Country D4 AWD (130 kW) Automatic
  • Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 AWD (187 kW) Automatic

Detailed specification and pricing will be available closer to the local launch.