2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country Premiere — U.S.-Spec Crossover with Diesel Engine Option

By | 11/10/2014

The 2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country will have its premiere at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The new crossover will be quite interesting and it will bring some rather unusual setups and offers. To start with, the new crossover will be based on the Volvo V60 wagon. The main design will be borrowed from the latter, but the two models will not look too much alike. The reason to this is, simply, their shapes and purposes. The new Cross Country will be higher, with taller ground clearance and a more robust feel. The crossover will look very bold and bulky; its appearance is menacing and strong, while the wagon has a more elegant and down-to-Earth appeal. Nevertheless, you will still be able to see the similarities between two models. As for the interior, the crossover will have a similar cabin as its wagon counterpart, which will only offer more comfort and different gadgets arrangement. The most interesting thing about the new 2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country is, without a doubt, its powertrain. Reportedly, the new model will offer a couple of engines. Each of them will have some unique feature – one will come exclusively with the front-wheel drive, other with an all-wheel drive, while the last option will be a diesel engine. This will be the first diesel option offered by Volvo. All in all, the new crossover is an intriguing and interesting model and we just can’t wait for it to be released.

2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country Exterior

2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country Apperance

The 2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country will come with an interesting appearance. Its exterior design will be based on the looks of its station wagon counterpart, so it will not be difficult to recognize it on the road. Though these two models will share the same design solutions when it comes to front fascia, grille, headlights etc, they will also differ in some other aesthetical aspects. To start with, the crossover version of the V60 model will have a 2.55 inches taller ground clearance than its wagon counterpart. This will come in handy when trying out its off-road capabilities. The new crossover will be fully capable to tackle down any terrain, so be sure this, on first sight, small change does make a difference. In addition, the 2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country will come with some details which will make it look more powerful and dominant. It will feature metal skid plates, 18- or 19- inch wheels and similar details which will make it look more assertive and fun.

2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country Rear View

Powertrain — Engine Options, Transmission & Drive

The 2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country will come with three powertrain options. The first one is the famous turbocharged T5 five-cylinder unit that can generate 250 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. This mill is the only one that will be offered with an all-wheel drive. The T5 mill will be mated to the six-speed automatic gearbox. The other two engines will come with a front-wheel drive only. There will be a four-cylinder Drive-E gasoline engine and the only Volvo diesel unit to be sold in the USA. Both of these mills will provide enough power to make the journey an adventure, and they will also be very fuel efficient. The new crossover will come with an attractive Hill Decent Control system, among others.

2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country Crossover Exterior

2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country Premiere

The 2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country will have its premiere at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The new crossover should be released by the spring next year. As for the price, the figures haven’t been announced yet, but some sources claim that the new model will cost slightly less than $40,000 for the entry level. However, the exact prices should be known within a day or two, so be patient and don’t trust the semi-reliable sources.

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