Volvo XC60 Cross Country, image courtesy of Volvo Cars

Volvo to Reveal New XC60 Cross Country Sportswagon at 2014 L.A. Auto Show

“We are delighted to add the third true Cross Country model to our product portfolio. The successful combination of dynamic styling and rugged capability places the V60 Cross Country in a class of its own,” said Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy and Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Cars.

 

What’s the difference between the XC60 and the Cross Country, you ask?

On the splash page for the regular XC60, Volvo calls it “The perfect car for demanding drivers in search of adventure–both in town and beyond the city limits.”

The new 2015 XC60 Cross Country is built for more action beyond the city limits.  The Cross Country sits a little higher–like older Subaru Outbacks.  The suspension is tuned for little more more dirt and gravel road duty.  It has scuff plates and fender extenders for added protection on unpaved or fractured ashphalt roads.  You can choose 18″ or 19″ wheels.

Come to think of it, it’s probably a very good car for Chicago’s rutted and pockmarked streets.

The 2015 XC60 Cross Country will feature an available D4 turbo diesel in the AWD version, the Cross Country can move across the landscape at a decent clip.  400 lb/ft of torque while providing an estimated 36.75 MPG.  For the FWD versions, Volvo is offering their very capable Drive-E diesel and gasoline power plants.  We’ve talked about these marvels before, click here for the story.

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