A Volvo Estate With Off-Road Tech Is Our Kind Of Swedish Cool

We know we probably shouldn’t go gooey over an estate car with grey plastic trim extensions, a suspension lift and a roof rack, but when it’s a Volvo…

What do you get when you cross Volvo’s V60 estate with the XC60 SUV? The answer, as you’ve no doubt guessed, is this: the V60 Cross Country. We know it’s probably not very CT, but we rather like it.

It’s all-wheel drive as standard, comes with suspension that is “up to 75mm higher than the regular V60,” suggesting adjustable air springs, and you also get baubles like hill descent, stability and corner traction control on top of a dedicated off-road driving mode.

A Volvo Estate With Off-Road Tech Is Our Kind Of Swedish Cool

It’s yours to buy outright soon after prices are announced later this year, or you can rent one as part of the Care by Volvo package, where customers can pick and choose the car they want, for whatever length of time, and enjoy a high-end ‘ownership’ service to look after it.

In the UK the only engine option at launch will be a D4 diesel. Volvo says that two hybrid versions will follow; one will be a plug-in variant using existing battery and motor tech. Cross Country will be a trim grade in itself, alongside Momentum, R-Design and Inscription.

A Volvo Estate With Off-Road Tech Is Our Kind Of Swedish Cool

Dual-zone climate control, LED headlights, cruise control, automatic windscreen wipers and rear parking sensors will be standard. Volvo’s expansive safety suite will be present and correct, too, spanning City Safety with Autobrake, Run-off Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation and, optionally, Cross Traffic Alert.


Nishant Dash

10000% better than an impractical smallish crossover.

09/25/2018 - 15:35 |
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I like how in all the pictures the Volvo is spotless even though the shoot is to show it off-roading 😂

09/25/2018 - 15:39 |
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That’s because the boot is so big, that you can fit an entire car wash in there 😄

09/26/2018 - 05:06 |
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Kyle Ashdown

Dying to know what the R-Design pack looks like on this…

09/25/2018 - 15:39 |
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🎺🎺thank mr skeltal

In reply to by Kyle Ashdown

On most SUVs the sports design package consists of slightly lowered ride height and plastic trim in body color. Since this is essentially a lifted V60 with black plastic trim, the R-Design pack on it might just look like a regular V60

09/25/2018 - 16:51 |
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Get rid of the plastic and we have the best looking wagon

09/25/2018 - 17:08 |
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Chewbacca_buddy (McLaren squad)(VW GTI Clubsport)(McLaren 60

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

It’s already been done

09/25/2018 - 21:12 |
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James 33

Frick this is actually kinda cool

09/25/2018 - 17:28 |
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So its basically a Swedish version of TG’s Project E-AT? Nice

09/25/2018 - 18:14 |
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Kenji (Oldsmobile Fan) (GoldWing Enthusiast) (wheel nut)

Since it’s a Volvo, it’s nearly indestructible

09/25/2018 - 19:39 |
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Hahaha, no. This is chinese crap.
The old ones are indestructible tho(200/700/900)

09/25/2018 - 22:28 |
0 | 18

Yes. Please.

09/25/2018 - 20:43 |
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adam thompson

I don’t know if I like this or the V90 CC better. I could probably afford this one better though

09/25/2018 - 21:18 |
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Chewbacca_buddy (McLaren squad)(VW GTI Clubsport)(McLaren 60

In reply to by adam thompson

I like the this one better. The V90 looks kinda weird lifted

09/25/2018 - 22:09 |
2 | 0

Imma just leave this here…

09/25/2018 - 22:17 |
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