Globally previewed in September last year, the V90 Cross Country is the rugged version of the standard V90 Estate.
In India, the Volvo V90 Cross Country comes with a 2.0-litre diesel engine that also does duty in the Volvo XC90 SUV.
Volvo V90 Cross Country has been launched in India at Rs 60 lakh (ex-showroom, Pan India). Designed on the S90 sedan, the Volvo V90 Cross Country is essentially the rugged version of the standard V90 Estate, and the spiritual successor of the XC70 and V70. The crossover station wagon offers a perfect bland of high-end luxury, practicality and performance. First previewed in September last year, the Volvo V90 Cross Country will be brought in India as CBU (completely built unit).
Most of design and styling elements of the Volvo V90 Cross Country are carried over from the S90. What instantly attracts the eyeballs is its sleek grille with the Thor’s Hammer LED daytime running lights. Features such as sportier bumpers with the faux skid plate, brushed aluminium finished roof rails, 20-inch alloy wheels and black plastic cladding over the wheel arches mark distinction to its portfolio. Towards the rear, the car gets vertically stacked LED tail lamps. Read – New Volvo XC60 SUV Coming Soon
Sporting a Borg-Warner all-wheel drive (AWD) system (standard) and 65mm high ground clearance than the regular estate model, the Volvo V90 Cross Country comes with unique off-road capabilities. Designed on Volvo’s Scalable product architecture, this car has undergone rigorous testing phase that ensures its all-weather surviving ability. The vehicle has been tested in frozen climate under -40 degrees centigrade of temperature and hot desert of Arizona.
Despite being an estate version of the S90, the V90 Cross Country is slightly shorter than its donor sedan. While the S90 is 5,082mm long, the station wagon measures 4,938mm in length. The width and height of the car stand at 2,019mm and 1,542mm respectively. It sits on a 2,941mm long wheelbase, and has a ground clearance of 210mm. The cargo space of 590-litres makes it a more practical machine. One can expand the luggage area up to 1,526-litres by folding the rear seats. Read – New Volvo XC40: All You Need To Know
Brimming with high-tech connectivity and entertainment features, the Volvo V90 Cross Country is claimed to offer unparalleled luxury in its segment. Most of its features are carried over from the new S90 and V90 including the high-end Bowers & Winkins sound system. The estate has a tablet sized touchscreen infotainment system integrated on the centre console. What add more to its premium feel and appeal are soft touch material and lots of brushed silver across the cabin.
The car also gets electric power steering, 4 zone climate control, sensus navigation, panoramic glass roof, ventilated seats, front seats with massage options and active chassis with rear air suspension. Safety has always been utmost priority of Volvo, and the new V90 Cross Country isn’t any different. The crossover station wagon offers 7 airbags protection along with hill descent control, lane assist, parking assist, blind spot information system, hill start assist, adaptive cruise control and city safety.
The Volvo V90 Cross Country sources its power from a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine that has been borrowed from the Volvo XC90 SUV. This motor has been calibrated for generating a top power of 235bhp and 480Nm of torque. On the SUV, it generates a maximum power of 222bhp and 470Nm of torque. Transmission duties are performed by an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The station wagon comes with 4 driving modes – Eco, Comfort, Dynamic and Off-road.