Volvo presents the new V90 Cross Country

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.

Cross Country Range

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.

Its SPA architecture, shared with the S90 and the XC90, offers a good mix of ultra high strength steel and the high level of safety Volvo has always insisted in offering.

Volvo V90 Steel cage with text

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.

New Volvo V90 Cross Country Driving

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.

New Volvo V90 Cross Country Driving

New Volvo V90 Cross Country Driving New Volvo V90 Cross Country Driving

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.

Studio detail

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.


Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.

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