Kickstarting its series of launches for 2016, Volvo India has officially launched the S60 Cross Country sedan in the country priced at ₹ 38.9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi & Mumbai; without octroi). The high riding vehicle is called a cross between an SUV and a sedan and gets plenty of rugged bits that make the unconventional model stand out compared to the current offerings in the luxury sedan space.
The Volvo S60 Cross Country is based on the standard S60 and also largely looks the same. The S60 is a good looking car; its handsome character lines are extended on the Cross Country as well with SUV-like body cladding, faux brushed silver skid plates and a different grille. The more prominent changes include the higher ground clearance of 201mm, a good 65mm more than the standard S60. The sedan also rides on bigger 18-inch or optional 19-inch alloy wheels.
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Moving inside, its a familiar affair with the S60 Cross Country with the interior being similar to other Volvo models already on offer. So, the digital instrument cluster is rich to the eye and also indicates details very effectively, whereas the centre console retains the keypad design that makes the Swedish cars stand out. The centre infotainment display screen in embedded into the dashboard and comes loaded with all vitals including Bluetooth connectivity, navigation, reverse camera with parking sensors; ergonomically designed sports seats with leather upholstery.
Volvo is offering the S60 Cross Country with a 2.4-litre five-cylinder D4 diesel engine that produces 187bhp of power and paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission with AWD.
Quite contrary to convention, Volvo attempt with the S60 Cross Country makes for a pleasing proposition. In the world of sporty or luxurious sedans like the Mercedes C-Class, BMW 3-Series, Audi A4 and now the Jaguar XE, the Volvo S60 Cross Country offers something unique and practical too, especially once you factor in our deplorable road conditions at times. Brought in as a CBU, the S60 Cross Country just might find a connect with the affluent Indians.
|Volvo S60 Cross Country Specifications|
|Engine||2.4-litre turbocharged diesel|
|Volvo S60 Cross Country Dimensions|
|Ground Clearance||201 mm|