Volvo V60 Cross Country



Volvo's Cross Country lineup began as a station wagon designed to take on any terrain possible. The original V70 Cross Country was a huge success for Volvo, it spawned a line of Cross Country vehicles - including the XC60 and XC90 sports utility vehicles. 

Along with the new S60 Cross Country sedan, Volvo debuted the V60 Cross Country wagon at the Chicago Auto Show and Geneva International Motor Show. The V60 wagon was seen as the perfect model to apply the Cross Country treatment to. 

It starts with a regular V60 wagon, already a smash hit with people on the go. There are plenty of visual differences between a normal V60 and the Cross Country. The mesh grille, skid plates, specific eighteen-inch wheels and other protective moldings are not just for looks - they offer function to the V60. The most important difference is the 7.9-inch ground clearance - a lift of 2.6 inches from the standard V60. 

Power comes from the 2.5liter five-cylinder turbocharged engine, with 250 horsepower to pull. It is connected to a six-speed "Geartronic" automatic transmission, sending power through Volvo's all-wheel drive system with Instant Traction. This advanced Haldex system sends power to the wheels that need the most traction. The V60 Cross Country is also equipped Hill Descent Control, providing assistance to keep the Volvo stable at a low speed when in an extreme downhill situation. 

 

The V60 offers the most safety equipment of any vehicle of its type. The same is true with the V60 Cross Country. It all starts with IntelliSafe, a suite of features equipped to keep its occupants safe from any incident involving the V60 Cross Country. Features include CitySafety, Dynamic Stability and Traction Control, Advanced Stability Control, Roll Stability Control, Corner Traction Control by Torque Vectoring, and Pedestrian and Cycle Detection with Full Auto Brake. The technology behind all of these features is based on reading the road and vehicle condition from rapid-speed cameras around the vehicle. All functions are processed from visual detection ensuring optimal safety and security of the V60 Cross Country and its occupants. 

As safe as the new V60 Cross Country is, it is also full of the latest technology in infotainment - Sensus. The Sensus connect system includes a cloud information system with a series of cloud-based apps, onscreen service booking, the online owner's manual and an internet browser. Apps available via the cloud include Pandora, Stitcher, Yelp, TuneIn, Weather and other apps. Sensus Navigation is part of the package, providing the way to the destination and home. Volvo On-Call is also available for roadside emergencies, automatic collision alert and theft recovery assistance. 

Audio is sent through a standard high-performance audio system with the Platinum trim adding the Harmon Kardon Premium Sound System. 

Pricing starts for the V60 Cross Country T5 at $41,000, plus a Destination charge of $940. A Platinum trim is available, as well. 

Just like the original V70 Cross Country, the V60 Cross Country is a wagon that is ready to tackle anything. 
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