HEADED FOR DETROIT: The Volvo S60 Cross Country will make its debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit from Jan 12. Image: Volvo
• S60 Cross Country for Detroit
• A segment-first for Volvo
• 141kw diesel D4 engine
DETROIT, Michigan - Volvo will debut its new S60 Cross Country at the 2015 Detroit auto show.
Volvo claims its new S60 Cross Country is "the first premium sedan with the same level of capability and rugged design cues as the Cross Country estates".
CROSS COUNTRY RANGE EXPANDS
Lex Kerssemakers, Volvo's senior vice-president of product strategy, said: “We want to further explore the market with our Cross Country brand. We did this back in 1997 with the V70 Cross Country and it led to the birth of a whole new segment.
"We have included all the capability-driven benefits of the Cross Country brand in this new model, while offering a completely unique expression of adventure and all-road readiness in a distinctly sporty and stylish package,”
Much like its sibling the V60 Cross Country, the S60 crossover shares an increased ride height of 65mm and has all-wheel drive. The S60 Cross Country will also be available with front-wheel drive in the UK and selected markets.
IMAGE GALLERY: 2015 Volvo S60 Cross Country
Alain Visser, Volvo senior vice president of sales, marketing and customer service, said: “The S60 Cross Country is the sole contender in the crossover saloon segment. We have identified a clear niche in the market for a more capable saloon with rugged styling cues and a higher stance.
"The S60 Cross Country will appeal to people that are searching for an exciting and capable saloon, whilst enjoying the clear benefits that a crossover offers.”
The crossover can be fitted with both 18” and 19” alloys with high profile tyres.It will be launched globally in July 2015 in front-wheel guise, powered by a 141kW diesel D4. An all-wheel drive D4 will also be launched based on the automaker's 2.4 litre five-cylinder diesel engine.