Volvo Cars has announced the S60 Cross Country variant.
“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,” said Lex Kerssemakers, senior vice president product strategy and vehicle line management at Volvo Cars.
The S60 Cross Country has an increased ride height of 65mm (2.5 inches) and comes with the same capable All-Wheel Drive underpinnings of its V60 sibling.
The S60 Cross Country will also be available with front-wheel drive in the UK and other selected markets.
“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,” said Alain Visser, senior vice president sales, marketing and customer service.
Deliveries begin in July.