The Volvo V90 Cross Country will be available in a single trim, featuring a 232bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine and all-wheel drive.
Station wagons or estate cars may not be popular among car buyers in India, but that doesn’t stop Volvo from bringing one to the country. That's because come July 12, the Swedish automaker will launch the all-new V90 Cross Country (CC) in India.
Now the first thing you need to know about the V90 CC is that it’s not an outright station wagon. Instead, it’s a high-riding version of a station wagon. What that means is that it clubs the practicality of an estate car with the ruggedness of an SUV. In Europe, where people have to drive mostly on snow-filled roads, these type of vehicles are sold tagged as ‘all-road’ vehicles and are quite popular. However, in India, this is the first time that a manufacturer has been brave enough to offer such a vehicle. And, by the looks of things, the V90 CC has all the makings to appeal to the target customer.
Since the V90 CC is based on the S90 saloon, it certainly looks the part. The V90 CC’s main design highlights include T-shaped LED headlamps, Volvo’s signature grille, 20-inch alloy wheels, body cladding, etc. All in all, it manages to look beefier and suave at the same time. Even on the inside, the V90 retains the high-quality cabin and features and equipment of the S90. It doesn’t get the dark walnut treatment around the dashboard like the sedan though. Apart from this, it gets the same vertically mounted central touchscreen infotainment system coupled with a 19-speakers Bowers and Wilkins sound system.
The V90 CC gets a more powerful version of Volvo S90’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine. The engine develops 232bhp of max power and 480Nm of peak torque. Power reserves are transferred to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The V90 CC also comes with adjustable ride height, while its ground clearance of 210mm is almost as good as any SUV out there.
The Volvo V90 CC will be one of a kind product in the market, meaning it doesn’t really have any real competition in India. Expect the V90 CC to carry a price tag hovering around Rs 60 lakh – Rs 65 lakh (ex-showroom). The Volvo V90 CC will be sold in the country as a CBU.
Also read: Volvo V90 Cross Country Review