The 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country has been revealed overnight, completing the 90 Series vehicle line-up… it will launch locally next year.

THE ALL-NEW 2017 VOLVO V90 Cross Country has been revealed overnight with Volvo saying its Cross Country models are an important part of its product portfolio as “luxury car buyers seek out a more experienced-based lifestyle that occasionally takes them off the beaten track”.

“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. We see this trait continuing with the new V90 Cross Country”, said Kevin McCann, Managing Director at Volvo Car Australia.

While Volvo has made mention of the increased ride height and all-wheel drive which sees the thing sit 65mm higher than normal, but less than 200mm. The overall diameter of the wheel and tyre packages is 42mm bigger than garden variety 90 Series vehicles. Front and rear track are wider by 20mm and 40mm, respectively.

“Our cars are well known for their safety, strength and durability. With All-Wheel Drive, increased ride height, and a chassis optimised for comfort and control in all weather and road conditions, the new V90 Cross Country takes our versatile V90 estate and adds the heart of an explorer,” said Dr Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Cars.

Volvo is claiming genuine off-road ability for the V90 Cross Country, but what they probably mean is rough road ability similar to a Subaru Outback. The new V90 Cross Country will offer various drive modes including Rough Road, with air bags available as a cost option. And the car will also run a specific tyre that Volvo says has been designed to offer improved off-road grip and better on-road comfort…

“Designing a Volvo Cross Country is not a styling exercise, a plastic job. It is based on honest capability. The Volvo V90 Cross Country brings a surprising and intriguing combination of a strong, powerful exterior and a luxurious, Scandinavian interior. It will continue the genuine tradition of the Volvo Cross Country with a new recipe: The blend of powerful off-road capability in a most elegant, sophisticated, tailored wagon suit,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President Design at Volvo Cars.

Production begins later this year, with the new V90 Cross Country will go on sale in Australia during the first half of 2017. Pricing will be announced closer to the local launch.


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  1. Such a great looking cross-country car. Volvo has done well with this new V90 Cross Country. The Audi A4 Allroad looks good, but this takes it to another level. Looking forward to seeing this in 2017.

    1. Me too. It’ll be interesting to see which one’s more capable on a dirt road, but given less than 99% of the buyers will ever trundle an A4 allroad or V90 Cross Country down a gravel track it’s probably a moot point. – Isaac

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