2016's: Volvo V60 Cross CountryDel Stewart

Volvo Cars revealed the Cross Country version of its successful V60 sportswagon at the 2014 Los Angeles Motor Show. The combination of dynamic styling and rugged capability places the V60 Cross Country in a class of its own.

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

With ground clearance increased 65mm compared to the V60, the Cross Country’s sturdy construction offers unparalleled control on and off the beaten track, coupled with an enhanced sporty driving experience thanks to torque vectoring technology and corner traction control.

DESIGN

Rugged individualist design

The V60 Cross Country design heightens the adventurous nature of the car. With increased ground clearance, skid plates front and rear, side scuff plates and fender extenders, the V60 Cross Country conveys an imposing, muscular presence that underlies its capable nature, while integrated tailpipes reflect its sporty dark side.

The exterior features a unique cross country honey comb grille, glossy black green house, glossy black mirror caps and a Cross Country emblem embossed in the rear skid plate.

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

Refined interior

Volvo Cars’ Scandinavian design heritage is evident in the interior and exterior. Inside, the attention to detail, the authentic materials - such as wood and leather - and the easy-to-use controls contribute to the in-command driving experience. The interior detailing includes a Piano Black deco option, rotary jewel-like knobs in the centre stack and a frameless inner rear-view mirror. 

At the heart of the extra versatility of the V60 Cross Country is its intelligent seating. The rear seats can be folded down in three 40/20/40 segments, so that the rear 430 litres of load space can be supplemented quickly and easily.

Parents favour the two-stage integrated booster cushions for children. With one simple movement, the booster cushions pop-up from the seat base giving a comfortable and safe ride height for children from three years and upwards.

Comfortable sport seat

The V60 Cross Country features a sport seat that make a perfect addition to the in-command feel of a true driver's car. It has great hugging side support all the way from the thighs to the shoulders, so the seat keeps the driver firmly in position when cornering at speed.