SUV-like models often also prove more appealing with the older set, thanks to the high hip point and the perceived safety of a higher vantage point.
(TMR readers will recall that Subaru revealed a similar take on its Liberty sedan back in 2012.)
The S60 Cross Country is also likely to prove a compelling option in colder, snowy regions of Europe and North America, where Volvo is targeting this new variant.
“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,” Volvo says of the S60 Cross Country.
As with its V60 sibling, the S60 Cross Country gets a 65mm increase in ride height, along with all-wheel-drive as standard.
Depending on the market, the S60 Cross Country will be offered with petrol and diesel engines ranging from a 139kW D4 diesel to the top-shelf 186kW T5 turbo.
While the V60 Cross Country is currently under consideration for Australia, we suspect the S60 Cross Country will not make the trip. We’ve contact Volvo Australia for confirmation, however.
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