2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country

Volvo has decided to expand its S60 range with two new
additions for the 2016 model year. One is the long-wheelbase
S60 Inscription that’s sourced from China, and the other is the
unique S60 Cross Country soft-road sedan that we’re
particularly interested in here.

Exterior

Exterior-wise, the 2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country is a
combination of the S60 sedan and the V60 Cross Country. The
vehicle features the S60’s design cues and shares the V60’s
increased ride height – the Cross Country is 2.5” higher in
comparison to the regular sedan. It also features stylish
wheels, available in 18” and 19”, and high-profile tires. The
high-profile tires add both comfort and all-road aesthetics to
the vehicle, while at the same time increasing wheel protection
on rough road surfaces.

The vehicle has received the underbody protection front and
rear typical of the Cross Country, wheel-arch cladding and
SUV-like side skirts.

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2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country Interior

Inside, the 2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country is highly reminiscent
of the regular S60. This means that the cabin is very modern
and luxurious with specific attention paid to details.
Bolstered seats offer the absolute comfort to the driver and
front passenger. The important information is displayed by an
all-new instrument cluster which was introduced with the
redesigned S60 in 2013. Interiors of all trim levels are
spruced up with leather surfaces, wood and aluminum trims,
including the base version.

Extra 2.9” of legroom has been added to the S60 Inscription,
which also comes with some premium features such as walnut and
metal inlays, interior accent lighting, a power rear sunshade,
side window shades, 18” alloy wheels and Inscription-branded
tread plates.

Some other standard features include a sport, multi-function
steering wheel, dual-zone Electronic Climate Control, power,
8-way adjustable driver seat, Volvo Sensus with integrated 7”
color display, a premium audio system with 8 speakers, and
Bluetooth hands-free interface with audio streaming.

Engine Specs and performance

The new S60 Cross Country 2016 comes with just one engine
option – the base T5 (shared with the V60 Cross Country). The
turbocharged, 2.5-liter, 5-cylinder engine puts out 250
horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, and sends power to all
four wheels as standard. He engine is mated to a 6-speed
“Geartronic” automatic transmission.

As for the performance part, the vehicle is expected to
accelerate 0-60 mph in under 7 seconds (estimated 6,6 sec) and
reach a top speed of 155 mph.

Volvo’s all-wheel-drive system comes standard on U.S.-spec
models. In Europe and other markets, the S60 Cross Country will
also be delivered with front-wheel drive.

Price and release date

The 2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country should go on sale this summer
at a starting price of $43,500.

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