Volvo V60 Cross Country revealed with off-road focus

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Volvo has released the first pictures and details of its new V60 Cross Country, set to launch later this year.

The rugged estate follows on from the standard V60 estate, which was launched earlier this year. As is traditional for the Cross Country sub-brand, it benefits from chunky lower body cladding and a 75mm ride height increase. New front and rear skid plates complete the transformation.

The V60 Cross Country isn’t just a styling upgrade, however, as a new specially developed chassis and suspension package aims to boost the Audi A4 Allroad rival’s off-road capability. All-wheel drive is standard fitment, alongside Hill Descent Control and a new off-road driving mode for the drivetrain.

Our Verdict

Volvo V60 Cross Country

Volvo V60 Cross Country starts from £30,195

High-riding front-wheel-drive estate adds extra versatility to Volvo’s V60 range, but there are better value alternatives out there

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In the UK, the V60 Cross Country’s sole engine choice at launch will be the 188bhp D4 Diesel engine mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It’s capable of 0-62mph in 8.2 seconds, but specificfuel economy figures are yet to be released. Mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants are said to follow at a later date.

Like the regular V60, the Cross Country will benefit from standard City Safety with Autobrake tech, which can recognise pedestrians, cyclists and large animals. Run-off Road Mitigation and Oncoming Lane Mitigation will also be standard, while Cross-Traffic Alert is optional. 

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Daniel Joseph

A proper crossover, not a faux-by-four…

…and very nice it is too.

Jeremy

@ Daniel Joseph

Yes, its 4×4, but what are the tyres, because that is more important. And no serious mountain biker would chose a car with white seats!!

tuga

Jeremy wrote:

And no serious mountain biker would chose a car with white seats!!

 

Have you heard of a thing called ” options ” ? Volvos have them now.

 

 

Peter Cavellini

Now that’s a Volvo!

  This is what I think a Volvo estate should look like…

Peter Cavellini.

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@ Peter Cavellini

Agreed Peter, looks great but not much use in a field!

Rear overhang is OK, but that stupid front spoiler is too low and has far too much overhang. Any mild off-road (read meadow) driving could be very expensive.

Ridiculous profile tyres too, even the local agricultural show would be a challenge for this car….driving across a stubble field car park littered with large flints. Again expensive damage to rim and tyre.

This is a backward step (from a practicality point of view), from the XC70 which is quite a popular vehicle out here in the sticks. I presume the XC70 wont be replaced as the new V70 is way too fat to use in an  off road guise.

tuga

All the car you’ll ever need

Shame they aren’t coming out with the PHEVs from the get go.

 

 

Shrub

The A4 Allroad

is no rival to this, it does ‘t have the ground clearance. Proper job this Volvo and great looking too. 

xxxx

Quick

How much more ground clearance does this new V60 have?

typos1 – Just can’t respect opinion

Rods

Volvo nailed this

Looks FAB

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