New Delhi, 11 March 2016:
Fancy a luxury sedan that can take the strain of treacherous mountain tracks, tackle dusty country roads or drive through flooded city roads in the monsoon with confidence? Well the Volvo S60 Cross Country may just be the first of its breed to go all rugged, so that you could take it off the tarmac and generally rough it out. A rugged sedan is not an idea that we are generally used to, but this luxury cross country sedan certainly makes for a differentiated offering.
|Tom von Bonsdorff, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India with the new S60 Cross Country
Volvo has launched the S60 Cross Country at a price of INR 38.9 lacs (ex-showroom Delhi). Based on the S60 sedan with the typical swooping roofline, it has an enhanced ground clearance of 201mm and subtle rugged design cues. It brings its own unique blend of sporty ruggedness combined with uncompromising passenger comfort, and has the ability to live up to an all weather, all road experience.
The S60 Cross Country has a honeycomb grille with the Ironmark emblazoned across, piano black deco on side and rear view mirror casing, wheel arch embellishments, dual exhaust tail pipes, stylish new 18” alloys and active bending lights as standard.
The interior remain similar to the standard S60, and includes a Piano Black deco option, leather gear knobs in the centre stack and a frameless inner rear-view mirror. The S60 Cross Country features sport seats in single or dual-tone leather with contrasting stitching.
The S60 Cross Country gets an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) diesel powertrain. It is the same 2.4L turbo-charged five-cylinder diesel engine from the S60, but is detuned to deliver 190 hp and 420 Nm torque. It is 42mm wider and 3mm longer than the S60 and the chassis is raised by 6.5cm.
Active safety features include City Safety which has laser assisted automatic braking from 50 km/h. Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Electronic Brake Assistance (EBA), Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist is standard on the S60 Cross Country.
It comes with a Cleanzone interior, which restricts particles PM 2.5 and PM10, odours and pollen from entering the cabin. It also has electronic climate control, IR reflective wind screen and electrically heated rear window. Other features include cruise control, park assist (front & rear) with camera, sunroof, speed sensitive power steering, rain sensor, navigation, 2 step airbag for driver and passenger side, SIPS airbags & inflatable curtains, whiplash protection (front seats), an intelligent driver information system and more.