Trevor Collett | Sep 20, 2016

Following a brief teaser campaign, Volvo has pulled the covers from its all-new V90 Cross Country wagon ahead of the Paris Motor Show.

As the carmaker points out, the new model is the final piece in the Volvo 90 Series puzzle, while also boosting Volvo’s line-up of Cross Country models.

In Australia, that line-up includes the V40 and V60 Cross Country, with the V90 set to join the range from the first half of next year.

Like the other Cross Country models, the new V90 brings some added ruggedness to the regular V90 wagon with a raised ride-height and plenty of plastic protective cladding.

Volvo says the V90 Cross Country is a vehicle for those who occasionally like to venture off the beaten track, with much of the off-road and cold weather testing (up to 40 degrees below zero) taking place in Volvo’s home country of Sweden.

The newest Cross Country is underpinned by Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture, with power options likely to mirror at least some of those from the V90 wagon including Drive-E four-cylinder, D5 diesel and T6 twin-charged petrol engines.

All-wheel-drive will almost certainly be offered on one or all of the V90 Cross Country models, but whether that includes the T8 power option with an electric motor driving the wheels is unclear.

Inside, Volvo says buyers can expect the best connectivity and entertainment features from the S90 and V90 including a premium Bowers & Wilkins sound system.

“Australian’s have openly displayed their appreciation of the Volvo Cross Country over the years, with the vehicle’s go-anywhere capability whilst looking the part in any environment,” Volvo Australia boss Kevin McCann said.

“We see this trait continuing with the new V90 Cross Country.”

Pricing and local specifications for the 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country in Australia will be forthcoming closer to its local launch. Stay tuned to TMR for more.

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