Cross Volvo V60 Coming To SA

05 November 2014 - 18:25
By Brenwin Naidu
Volvo has announced a more adventurous iteration of their stylish V60 wagon.

The new V60 Cross Country will debut at the LA Motor Show this month. In the media release issued by the automaker, the model was described as the “ultimate getaway car” – now whether your ideal getaway entails balaclavas or tents, the roomy and rugged Volvo certainly looks up to the task.

Like rivals such as the Audi A4 Allroad, it caters to families with active lifestyles – or those allured by the pretense of one. Volvo’s new Drive-E four-cylinder diesel and petrol engines will be available in the front-wheel drive derivatives, however, the tried-and-trusted five-cylinder D4 mill will feature in the all-wheel drive version.

“We are delighted to add the third true Cross Country model to our portfolio. The success combination of dynamic styling and rugged capability places the V60 Cross Country in a class of its own,” said Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy and Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Cars.

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.

Offering new 18-inch and 19-inch alloy Cross Country wheels, the V60 comes with high profile tyres, adding comfort and off-road aesthetics and providing added wheel protection whether climbing kerbs or negotiating rocky roads. The V60 Cross Country is expected in SA in the middle of 2015.

-Ignition Live Reporter