This Is Volvo’s All-New V90 Cross Country [82 Pics + Videos]

Volvo has completed their all-new 90-series lineup with the V90 Cross Country, a rugged version of the estate model that follows the S90, V90 and XC90 SUV.

The new V90 Cross Country is the latest addition to Volvo’s all-weather product category, which has been in place ever since the introduction of the first CC model nearly 20 years ago.

According to the Swedish automaker, Cross Country models are extremely important to their portfolio as luxury car buyers tend to have more “experience-based” lifestyles which occasionally means going off road. To hear Volvo President & CEO Hakan Samuelsson put it, “the V90 Cross Country takes the elegance of the V90 and transforms it into an all-road car that delivers safety, comfort and performance in a capable and adventurous package.”

The V90 Cross Country was developed and tested in Sweden, which has some of the harshest winters on the planet. The terrain, 77% of which is covered in forests and lakes, was ideal for finding out just how durable these all-terrain-capable cars can be. In fact, the V90 CC had to endure environments from the frozen temperatures of the north, where you regularly get -40 degrees centigrade, to the desert heat of Arizona – with results showing that this was indeed a vehicle built to last.

“Our cars are well known for their safety, strength and durability,” said Dr Peter Mertens, senior VP of R&D for Volvo. “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.”

Of course, the V90 Cross Country is more than just an all-terrain capable vehicle. To hear Volvo put it, the car’s rugged character masks what is otherwise a very luxurious interior with plenty of connectivity and entertainment features already launched in the new S90 and V90 models – including the high-end Bowers & Wilkins sound system.

“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,” added Thomas Ingenlath, senior VP of design.

Volvo has yet to say how different, if at all, the V90 Cross Country is from the regular V90 in terms of specs, though if you can get the former with the same amount of stuff, expect features such as the semi-autonomous Pilot Assist system, a 9″ touchscreen with sat-nav, 12.3″ active TFT driver’s information display and plenty of optional extras to be available.

In terms of engines, again, no details were released today, but we should be looking at the same D4, D5, T5 and T6 units as you get in the regular V90, with power output ranging from 190 PS to 320 PS. Power, of course, will be sent to all four wheels. Compared to the V90, the Cross Country version has been raised by 65 mm (2.5 in), bringing the ground clearance all the way up to a reported 218 mm (8.5 in) – good enough to eclipse the Audi A6 Allroad and its 185 mm (7.3 in).

Production for the all-new V90 Cross Country will start this autumn at Volvo’s Torslanda plant in Sweden. Prices are expected to be announced later this year, while first deliveries will commence in Q1 of 2017.

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  • SteersUright

    beautiful cars coming from volvo lately, hope they do well!

  • Merc1

    I love it!

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  • If only it had the fantastic real D5 we have in our XC70.

    • KF

      The new D5 with PowerPulse is really nice.

      • I’ll have to trust you, only used the New D5 on the new XC90, and it wasn’t great. Old 5 pot D5 is fantastic in XC70 and already a bit too small powerd for old XC90.

        • KF

          I drove the new S90 two weeks ago and it work really nice…very powerful and actually has a good sound. The new 2017 XC90 D5 has PowerPulse, the 2016 model doesn’t.

  • donald seymour

    Seems to me that Volvo is out for blood.

    • BGM

      Absolutely gorgeous design. The offerings from BMW are not even on the same planet and those of Audi only slightly closer.

      • donald seymour

        True, the Bimmer has failed tremendously. Now, is the best time for making the shot for becoming one of the top luxury leaders. A flagship could could be a claim to fame.

        • U8INIT

          Add a full size SUV to the mix and they will have the GOLD!

  • fabri99

    Good looking, solid, practical, very capable and…swedish. Who knew a few years ago that Volvo would come this far?

  • funfun

    This looks so good

  • Ary Wisesa

    Beautiful off-roader. Good job Volvo! I like it.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I like it, and it’s beautiful, but I just leave feeling…empty.

  • U8INIT

    Volvo is taking no prisoners…they said see you at the bank…

  • Steve Crawford

    Looks very smart and subtle. Prefer the design of this to XC90. Preferred the old XC90 to the new XC90 design.

  • SHARP. I WISH THEY’D COME UP WITH A NICE CENTER HUB FOR THE STEERING WHEEL.

  • BGM

    To a man we all love this car. To me the pictures 38-42 are special. My favorite story when I was a kid was The Snow Queen. After reading it I’ve always wanted to go to Lapland. Now I hope I will drive this that far North and stay at one of those very chic Scandinavian cabins. The scenery, the cabin and the car beautifully compliment each other.

  • MarkoS

    Another Beauty from Volvo! I would have a tough time choosing this or the XC90!

  • TheHake

    Now THAT is a car you buy and drive for 15 years!

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