Volvo Cars, today, revealed the upcoming S60 Cross Country ahead of its debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. The S60 Cross Country will become the world's first crossover sedan upon its launch.
"We want to further explore the market with our Cross Country brand. We did this back in 1997 with the V70 Cross Country and it led to the birth of a whole new segment. We have included all the capability-driven benefits of the Cross Country brand in this new model, while offering a completely unique expression of adventure and all-road readiness in a distinctly sporty and stylish package," says Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy and Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Cars.
Just like the new V60 Cross Coutry, the S60 Cross Country has an increased ride height of 65mm (2.5 inches) and comes with the same all-wheel driver underpinnings of its sibling. The S60 Cross Country will also be sold with front-wheel drive in Europe and selected markets.
"The S60 Cross Country is the sole contender in the crossover sedan segment. We have identified a clear niche in the market for a more capable sedan with rugged styling cues and a higher stance. The S60 Cross Country will appeal to people that are searching for an exciting and capable sedan, whilst enjoying the clear benefits that a crossover offers," says Alain Visser, Senior Vice President Sales, Marketing and Customer Service.
The S60 Cross Country will be launched with a range of petrol and diesel powertrains.