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Volvo S60 Cross Country – model year 2016

Volvo Cars stepped up to meet the demands of its core customers with the unveiling of the exciting S60 Cross Country at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.

The S60 Cross Country has an increased ride height of 65 mm and comes with capable All Wheel Drive underpinnings, making it the only truly capable and stylish all-road sedan crossover on the market.  The S60 Cross Country will also be delivered with front-wheel drive in Europe and selected markets.

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DESIGN

Adventurous edge

Delivering an involved and focused driving experience with rugged substance, this dynamic design brings a sporty, unconventional and adventurous edge to the sedan concept.

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The exterior features a unique cross country honey comb grille, glossy black green house, glossy black mirror caps and a Cross Country emblem embossed in the rear skid plate.

Reflecting Volvo’s love of nature and Scandinavian heritage, the S60 Cross Country offers both 18” and 19” wheels with high profile tyres that add both comfort and all-road aesthetics, reduce road noise, and add increased wheel protection when needed.

The S60 Cross Country is available in five exterior colours: Onyx Black, Osmium Grey, Crystal White, Bright Silver and Rich Java.

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Refined interior

Scandinavian design is exemplified by beautiful, simple shapes and surfaces with any unnecessary clutter removed.  This is evident in the interior and exterior. Inside, the attention to detail, the authentic materials – such as wood and leather – and the easy-to-use controls contribute to the in-command driving experience. The interior detailing includes a Piano Black deco option, rotary jewel-like knobs in the centre stack and a frameless inner rear-view mirror.

 

Comfortable sport seat

The S60 Cross Country features a sport seat that make a perfect addition to the in-command feel of a true driver’s car. It has great hugging side support all the way from the thighs to the shoulders, so the seat keeps the driver firmly in position when cornering at speed.

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CHASSIS & POWER TRAINS

Powertrain

The S60 Cross Country will launch with a powertrain programme, ranging from a powerful T5 All-Wheel Drive petrol powertrain delivering 254 hp to the front-wheel drive 190 hp diesel D4, based on Volvo’s class-leading Drive-E powertrain architecture, offering a no-compromise blend of efficiency and performance. Fuel consumption in the S60 Cross Country D4 with manual gearbox is 4.2 l/100 km (111 g/km).

An All Wheel Drive D4 based on the proven 2.4-litre, five-cylinder diesel engine with 190 hp is also available.

SENSUS

Driver display

The driver display uses an active TFT (Thin Film Transistor) crystal display to bring the driver personalised information. There are several alternatives to choose from, including a unique brown cross country theme.

Sensus Connect

The Digital Display theme colours are also echoed in the connected infotainment system Sensus Connect. It features a refreshed user interface with a number of innovative functions offering customers a fully connected experience.

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The cloud-based services allow the driver to find and pay for parking from the car, discover new restaurants at the destination, stream favourite music seamlessly and much more. The driver can also have text messages read out aloud without taking hands off the wheel.

The app Connected Service Booking is only the first step in making the dealer workshop fully integrated into the digital eco-system. The car will not only tell the driver when it’s time to visit the garage but also suggest an appointment at the Volvo dealership.

The Bluetooth mobile phone service allows hands-free phone conversations as well as music streaming from a preferred Bluetooth enabled portable music player.

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