Volvo’s Audi A4 Allroad rival is on sale now priced from £38,270, with deliveries in early 2019
26 October 2018

Volvo has revealed UK pricing and specification details for the rugged V60 Cross Country. The estate-cum-SUV is priced at £38,270 without options, and deliveries are due early next year.

The Cross Country follows on from the standard V60 estate, which was launched earlier this year. As is traditional for the sub-brand, it benefits from chunky lower body cladding and a 75mm ride height increase.

New front and rear skid plates complete the transformation. Standard equipment includes sat-nav, LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors, an electric tailgate and unique 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels.

The V60 Cross Country isn’t just a styling upgrade, however, as a new specially developed chassis and suspension package aims to boost the Audi A4 Allroad rival’s off-road capability. All-wheel drive is standard fitment, alongside Hill Descent Control and a new off-road driving mode for the drivetrain, which alters the responsiveness of the engine, gearbox and throttle pedal to assist in negotiating tough terrain. 

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Volvo V60 Cross Country starts from £30,195

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In the UK, the V60 Cross Country’s sole engine choice at launch will be the 188bhp D4 Diesel engine mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It's capable of 0-62mph in 8.2 seconds, while managing 55.4mpg and emitting 135g/km of CO2. Mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants are said to follow at a later date.

Like the regular V60, the Cross Country will benefit from standard City Safety with Autobrake tech, which can recognise pedestrians, cyclists and large animals. Run-off Road Mitigation and Oncoming Lane Mitigation will also be standard, while Cross-Traffic Alert is optional. 

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25 September 2018

...and very nice it is too.

25 September 2018

Yes, its 4x4, but what are the tyres, because that is more important. And no serious mountain biker would chose a car with white seats!!

25 September 2018
Jeremy wrote:

And no serious mountain biker would chose a car with white seats!!

 

Have you heard of a thing called " options " ? Volvos have them now.

 

 

25 September 2018

Don't worry, I got the joke (spotted your exclamation marks).

25 September 2018

  This is what I think a Volvo estate should look like...

Peter Cavellini.

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25 September 2018

Agreed Peter, looks great but not much use in a field!

Rear overhang is OK, but that stupid front spoiler is too low and has far too much overhang. Any mild off-road (read meadow) driving could be very expensive.

Ridiculous profile tyres too, even the local agricultural show would be a challenge for this car....driving across a stubble field car park littered with large flints. Again expensive damage to rim and tyre.

This is a backward step (from a practicality point of view), from the XC70 which is quite a popular vehicle out here in the sticks. I presume the XC70 wont be replaced as the new V70 is way too fat to use in an  off road guise.

26 September 2018

  I kind of knew it wasn’t really meant to go off Road, but as I remember a Volvo estate they were well known for swallowing large items whole, things like Wardrobes, Sofas, Beds and so on, this Car just reminded me of them...

Peter Cavellini.

25 September 2018

Shame they aren't coming out with the PHEVs from the get go.

 

 

25 September 2018

is no rival to this, it does ‘t have the ground clearance. Proper job this Volvo and great looking too. 

25 September 2018

How much more ground clearance does this new V60 have?

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

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