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Volvo V60 Cross Country revealed

28th Sep 2018 6:00 am

Volvo’s rugged estate gets specific off-road suspension and technology.

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The first set images and details of Volvo’s new V60 Cross Country have been released. The rugged estate benefits from new front and rear skid plates, chunky lower body cladding and a 75mm ride height increase compared to the standard V60.

However, the V60 Cross Country isn’t just a styling upgrade – a new specially developed chassis and suspension package aims to boost the model’s off-road capability. All-wheel drive is standard, alongside Hill Descent Control and a new off-road driving mode for the drivetrain.

For international markets, the V60 Cross Country’s sole engine choice will be the 190hp D4 Diesel engine mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox, that helps achieve a claimed 0-100kph time of 8.2 seconds. Mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants are expected at a later date.

Like the regular V60, the Cross Country will get City Safety with Autobrake tech as standard, 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.

The Swedish brand is not expected to bring the V60 Cross Country to India any time soon, seeing as the standard V60 is not part of its India line-up either. However, Volvo India does have the V40 Cross Country and the V90 Cross Country on sale in India, which retail at Rs 32.83 lakh and Rs 65.31 lakh, respectively.

All prices, ex-showroom, India

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