The Volvo S60 Cross Country is the beefed up version of the sedan and has a stance of a crossover, it is all set to be launched in India.
Volvo had revealed the S60 Cross Country to the world in January this year and at the time of its unveiling, the company had confirmed the launch of the same in India. The Swedish carmaker has now imported one unit of the S60 Cross Country in India and we expect the launch to happen very soon. The sedan based crossover is a one of a kind attempt by the luxury carmaker and they have pulled it off quite well considering the overall silhouette and jacked up stance.
The ride height has been increased by a considerable 65 mm which makes it fit in the crossover category having a clear ground clearance of 195 mm. That along with the 19-inch wheels make it look like a serious crossover with some attitude. Having a muscular front styling and raised up tail, the S60 Cross Country looks quite proportionate and not an imbalanced design for a sedan. What adds to the crossover profile of the S60 are the front and rear skid plates along with the wider section tyres shod on sporty alloy wheels.
On the inside, the Volvo S60 Cross Country carries over the same dashboard but with a new dark theme. It comes with sport seats and piano black veneer. The all black dashboard looks quite youthful and there are some shiny bits of grey and brushed silver embellishments used across the car. The equipment list will remain more or less the same including the digital TFT instrument cluster display with 3 modes, ambient lighting, infotainment system, dual-zone climate control, panoramic roof and more.
The S60 Cross Country will get a more powerful 2.4-litre, 5-cylinder diesel engine, which is also offered with the XC60. The oil burner churns out 187 BHP of power, paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The specific unit imported gets the 2.4-litre diesel engine which comes with the all-wheel drive system. The 2.0-litre diesel powered S60 Cross Country comes with a front-wheel drive system. We expect Volvo to price the Cross Country version at a Rs. 3-4 lakhs premium over the regular sedan.
Source – Zauba.com