It’s a case of out with the old, in with the new at Volvo.
The V90 Cross Country and V60 wagon are gone from the Australian range, replaced by the V60 Cross Country you see here.
It’s only being offered with a mild-hybrid powertrain, and there’s just one trim level.
Like the V90 Cross Country before it, the V60 Cross Country rides 75mm higher than a regular wagon, and features plenty of black cladding to highlight its more rugged approach.
Volvo has been making Cross Country versions of its wagons since the first-generation V70 was launched in 1997.
In Australia, Volvo will offer the V60 CC with a comfort-oriented Touring Chassis as standard, along with 19-inch alloy wheels rather than less comfortable 20-inch units.
The V60 Cross Country will be on sale in August.
- 2022 Volvo V60 Cross Country B5: $64,990 before on-road costs
Power in the V60 comes from a four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine backed by a 48V mild-hybrid system.
It’s mated to an eight-speed torque converter automatic, and all-wheel drive as standard.
It packs 183kW of power and 350Nm of torque, good for a 6.5-second sprint to 100km/h.
Claimed fuel economy on the combined cycle for the V60 Cross Country is 7.4L/100km. The car has a 60L fuel tank.
The V60 Cross Country measures 4784mm long, 1893mm wide and 1504mm tall, with a 2875mm wheelbase.
Boot space is 529L with the rear seats in place, and there’s an 1800kg braked towing capacity.
The V60 Cross Country is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.
Maintenance is required every 12 months or 15,000km. A three-year service plan costs $1500, while a five-year plan will set you back $2500.
The V60 Cross Country hasn’t been crash tested by ANCAP, but the V60 T5 has a five-star rating based on testing carried out in 2018.
It scored 96 per cent for adult occupant protection, 88 per cent for child occupant protection, 74 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 77 per cent for safety assist.
Standard safety equipment in the V60 Cross Country includes:
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Lane-keep assist with oncoming lane mitigation
- Adaptive cruise control with Pilot Assist steering aid
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Surround-view camera
- 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with DAB+ digital radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite navigation
- 12-inch digital instrument cluster
- 19-inch alloy wheels
- Keyless entry and start
- Leather seat, steering wheel trim
- Powered front seats with heating
- Powered tailgate with kick activation
- Blond headlining
- Driftwood trim highlights
- Four-zone climate control
- LED headlights
- Fog lamps
- Wireless phone charging
- Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
A Lifestyle Package ($3310) brings a panoramic sunroof, tinted rear windows, and a Harman Kardon sound system. Opting for a Bowers and Wilkins stereo as part of the same package ups the price to $5620.
A list of the available colours is below.
The car is also available with a choice of black or beige leather seat trim.