Volvo on Thursday unveiled the V90 Cross Country, rounding out company’s complete 90-series roll-out, which already includes the S90 and XC90. The Cross Country is an important part of Volvo’s strategy to bring in more adventure-seeking owners. The V90 Cross Country features an AWD drive train, raised ride height and a chassis specifically optimized to handle extreme road conditions. This isn’t city potholes we are talking about, either, but rather gravel or dirt roads to your favorite, off-the-beaten-path campsite.
Volvo developed and tested the V90 Cross Country in extreme conditions from the harsh winters of Sweden, to the sweltering heat of Arizona’s unforgiving desert climate. While the V90 Cross Country is designed for the adventurer, it’s also stacked with beautifully crafted details fitting of a luxury vehicle.
The V90 Cross Country starts at $55,300 and includes a slew of safety features including collision avoidance, lane departure warning, driver alert (if you start to swerve), and blind spot detection. The V90 Cross Country also includes 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, and Volvo’s distinctive “Thor’s Hammer” daytime running lights.
The V90 Cross Country sports Volvo’s T6 AWD inline 4-cylinder (supercharged and turbocharged) engine. Horsepower punches in at [email protected] RPM and 295 ft/lb. of torque at @2200 RPM. If the V90 Cross Country is anything like the other Cross Country engines, this car will be a blast to drive.
Inside the car you’ll be draped in leather upholstery, heated and power front seats, a heated steering wheel, dark walnut inlays, a 12.3-inch driver display cluster, a 9-inch touchscreen with navigation and a backup camera. The entertainment system also has HD and satellite radio along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.
You also have the option of adding comfort seats, adjustable side support, backrest massage seats, heated rear seats, rear sun curtains and more for $4,500. You can also add on a $1,959 convenience package that includes HomeLink, review mirror compass, park assist pilot, 360-degree surround camera and more.
While we didn’t have a chance to test drive the new V90 Cross Country, it certainly brings a lot of what we love from the Volvo’s newest technology and drive train. And Thor’s Hammer headlights! Volvo’s Cross Country drive train is absolutely remarkable and great for climbing the steepest hills.
TechnoBuffalo was invited by Volvo to the unveiling of the V90 Cross Country in Vail, Colorado.