Volvo’s SUV theme started back in 1997 with the first V70 Cross Country, following the lead of the Subaru Outback with more unique front and rear bumpers, raised ride-height, and all wheel drive, and shifted into a higher gear three years later with the XC90.
The fourth generation Volvo V90 Cross Country - like the Volkswagens Passat Alltrack and Audi A6 Allroad – scores a tougher exterior style with sturdy skid plates front and rear as well as plastic protection around the wheel-arches and bumpers.
And as we know from the svelte regular V90, styling includes Volvo’s latest looks including tail-lights which extend from the tailgate and up into the D-pillars.
Inside the V90 Cross Country is expected to carry-over the luxurious interior of the V90 and S90 sedan including the portrait format 12.3-inch touch screen which covers many functions and enables the rest of the cockpit to be free of dials and switches.
As with the other 90-series vehicles before it, the V90 Cross Country will be built atop Volvo's modular Scalable Product Architecture.
No official word on powertrains but expect the twin-charged T6 petrol and D5 twin-turbo diesel in both all wheel drive as well as the possibly of front-wheel-drive for some markets.
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