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New Volvo V60 Cross Country announced

6 Volvo V60 Cross Country

Volvo has revealed a Cross Country version of its recently launched V60 mid-size estate.

The rugged version features an increased ground clearance and all-wheel drive, providing an alternative to the traditional SUV-based crossover.

Power comes from a 190PS D4 diesel engine, although Volvo says other engines – including plug-in hybrids – will be available later.

 "With the new V60 Cross Country, we take our Swedish family estate from one natural habitat to another," said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars. "We invented the Cross Country segment over 20 years ago, and with this car we reinforce our long-standing pedigree in safe, capable and versatile family cars."

The V60 Cross Country offers 75mm more ground clearance than a regular V60 and specially developed suspension enhances the car's off-road capability.

Assistance systems such as Hill Descent Control, Electronic Stability Control, Corner Traction Control and a special Off-Road driving mode are also fitted alongside City Safety with Autobrake.

Full pricing and specification details will be announced in due course.

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