Rugged V60 Cross Country will be available to order in Q1 next year, and will arrive in UK dealers next May
Mark Tisshaw
20 November 2014

The rugged Volvo V60 Cross Country has been revealed at the Los Angeles motor show

The V60 Cross Country will be available to order in the first quarter of next year, with production getting under way in May and first customer deliveries expected in June.

Click here to read about the Volvo S60 Cross Country

The car's ride height has been raised by 65mm over the V60 on which it is based. It also has high-profile tyres, front and rear skid plates, side scuff plates, bumper extenders and lower body cladding.

A diesel-only engine line-up includes a base D3 unit and a new 179bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder D4 turbodiesel with either front or all-wheel drive.

Volvo says the new model offers "a sporty, connected yet comfortable driving experience with the freedom to explore new horizons."

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Our Verdict

Volvo V60

Stylish new estate is Sweden's answer to the BMW 3-series Touring

5 November 2014
Pity it's diesel only. A petrol-engine 6-cyl, 3.2 litre would have been a good replacement for those who enjoy their 3 litre Outbacks.

5 November 2014
What about the XC70? Is that still going?
Isn't this more or less the same thing just less practical?

5 November 2014
paul896 wrote:

What about the XC70? Is that still going?
Isn't this more or less the same thing just less practical?

It's more practical if your drive or work parking space isn't big enough for an XC70...

5 November 2014
Sporky McGuffin wrote:
paul896 wrote:

What about the XC70? Is that still going?
Isn't this more or less the same thing just less practical?

It's more practical if your drive or work parking space isn't big enough for an XC70...

I meant less practical in terms of volume of the boot, but I see your point too :)

5 November 2014
paul896 wrote:

I meant less practical in terms of volume of the boot, but I see your point too :)

That's what I thought you meant - sorry, I should have acknowledged that. The V60 isn't, from my point of view, short of load space, but the 70 is positively cavernous.

5 November 2014
Presumably a bone thrown into the mix for all the ex-XC90 drivers being priced out of buying another one by the new models stratospheric shift up in price.

5 November 2014
i wasabout to say how Chinese this barge looks side on, and then I remembered it IS Chinese now. In Russia we receive a bucketload of Chinese models you never see or even hear of in mainland Europe (or USA come to that). Lifan company is the biggest copy cat designer of them all. Oh well sorry Volvo - I never had one - and I doubt I ever will

what's life without imagination

5 November 2014
It will be interesting to see what Co2 figure Volvo will be able to achieve with their efficient new D4 engine when combined with AWD and Geartronic?
It could make an appealing combination for those wanting 4WD but put off of an SUV by high Co2 and the subsequent BIK penalties.
I also think it would look a lot better in alternative colours to White or Brown!

5 November 2014
There was a time many moons ago when wecould have a really good dig at each other and discuss likes and dislikes etc. Now we are in most cases forced to use social media Twitter FB etc to discuss something which personally I dont have either of and have no intention of starting either. (privacy I take very seriously). BUT, whi cant I read others and my own blog on the quote without sending another message?

what's life without imagination

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