Station wagon is not a much known segment in our country but, Volvo is trying to take the advantage of this fact by introducing its prominent model in the segment. Volvo V90 Cross Country is the next car after XC90 T8 which will mark its presence in our country. To make the V90 stand apart from the conventional station wagons, the Swedish manufacturer has given it a raised ground clearance and crisp design. The ‘Thor’s Hammer’ daytime running lights, the signature grille, and the large wheel arches look catchy and grant a distinct appeal to this wagon.
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Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President, Design at Volvo Cars said, “Designing a Volvo Cross Country is not a styling exercise, a plastic job. It is based on honest capability. It will continue the genuine tradition of the Volvo Cross Country with a new style.” Within the cabin, the simple yet feature loaded dash is a standard feature across all the variants. Some of the notable highlights of the cabin include LCD screen like instrument cluster, 9-inch tablet-like central touchscreen and the stellar Bowers & Wilkins audio system. The five seater V90 cross country has ample space for your luggage, as the rear seats can be folded completely giving enough space to take your extra baggages.
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The engine configuration of Volvo V90 Cross Country has not been revealed by the company but, we expect that it will house a 2.0-litre diesel engine which is also found in the XC90 and S90. The Cross Country will feature an AWD system and 8-speed automatic transmission. We expect that the wagon will be introduced in the country sometime in 2017 and will complete Volvo’s ’90’ lineup joining S90 and the flagship XC90. We already have RS6 Avant in the country but, not many buyers have been attracted towards it. Let’s see how V90 Cross Country changes the perception of customers.