Crossover SUVs are perhaps the most popular models today and definitely more suitable for off-road adventures from sedans or hatchback. Still, they are not the only options capable to go off the path without problems. We can’t say that the Swedish automaker invented the segment because Subaru did that first with its Outback, but we can’t definitely say that the 2019 Volvo V60 Cross Country is going to the be among the best of the kind ever.
The redesigned successor is fitted with a completely new chassis and special suspension system which provides 2.95 inches of extra ground clearance over the regular V60. The additional ride height isn’t everything that’s going to drive you off the road as the amazing wagon-crossover also gets a special off-road driving model and hill-decent control. The Electronic Stability Control and Corner Traction Control are standard too, while customers can additionally improve its V60 Cross Country with run-off-road mitigation, oncoming lane mitigation, and cross-traffic alert.
The automaker hasn’t forgotten to add the amazing Active braking system to the 2019 Volvo V60 Cross Country, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, which, by the way, was not the case with the regular V60. Volvo added Pilot Assist as a standard option, as well. The feature is here to help the driver in steering, accelerating, and braking situations up to 80 mph.
The new V6 Cross Country is going to be offered with three different powertrains. While the carmaker didn’t want to say anything more precisely regarding the mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains, it did provide certain information regarding the base model. According to Volvo, the vehicle is going to be paired with a T5 system that’s basically a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine capable of producing 250 horsepower. The unit comes mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.
Volvo will provide more information about the new 2019 V60 Cross Country sometime later. The amazing wagon will become available in the U.S early next year.