Volvo has released yesterday the first images of the V90 Cross Country. This traditional model in Volvo’s line-up has a huge responsibility towards its predecessors. And also to the brand.
The V90 Cross Country is basically a lifted-up V90, with a higher ground clearance. In this case, it is 6 cm higher, with a total ground clearance of 21 cm. A bigger measure than some crossovers offer.
All-wheel drive will be standard in this rugged station wagon. It will be powered by the T5 engine, a 2.0 turbocharged petrol engine. It has a compression rate of 10.8:1 because it is only turbocharged. It produces 187 kW at 5,500 rpm and 350 Nm from 1,500 rpm to 4,800.
The T6, which will also be offered, has a lower compression ratio, 10.3:1, because it is turbocharged and supercharged. It generates 235 kW at 5,700 rpm and 400 Nm from 2,200 rpm until 5,400 rpm.
Volvo says it is considering a T8 hybrid option for the V90 Cross Country as well. It puts together the T6 engine and an electric engine that adds 65 kW and 240 Nm to the equation. Total output is 300 kW and torque reaches an impressive 640 Nm. If used exclusively as an electric vehicle, the V90 Cross Country T8 could deliver a range of more than 45 km, just like the V90 T8.
Besides its higher ground clearance, the V90 Cross Country also offers amenities such as the opening of the tail gate with a foot gesture. And the refined interior the V90 has already introduced. Its production will begin in a few days, but Volvo has not informed when the first units will start to be at dealerships. Probably in a matter of 2 months, if Volvo follows the industry standard. We will see it first at the Paris Motor Show, anyway.