Volvo brought their 2017 V90 Cross Country to Los Angeles for its first motorshow appearance.
The new Volvo V90 Cross Country is the latest member of the 90-series model family and it’s no other but the rugged all-weather derivative. It’s been almost 20 years ago since Volvo brought out the first Cross Country model, with the latest one tested in the harshest of conditions, ranging from the frozen north of Sweden to the searing desert heat of Arizona.
Volvo has yet to release any technical details about the differences between the regular V90 and V90 XC models. All we know is that the new V90 XC offers more ground clearance, the bodywork features the traditional extra plastic cladding and that the all-wheel drive is naturally standard to all versions.
“We were very careful from the very beginning to ensure that the Cross Country concept was not just an exercise in rugged styling. We placed high demands on real-world capability, and as we developed the segment we added the comfort and convenience elements that Volvo drivers have come to expect,” said Dr Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Car Group.
Most of the engines offered in the regular S90/V90 models are expected to find their way into the V90 XC, with the model in the photos being the range-topping T6 version, meaning a twincharged (turbo+supercharger) 2.0-litre petrol with 315hp (320PS) living under the bonnet.
Volvo says that production of the new V90 XC will begin this autumn at the company’s Torslanda factory in Sweden.