Review VOLVO V60 Cross Country: Off-roading can be Fun too

Volvo has been a pioneer in the segment of vehicles which fall loosely under the segment of “luxury off-roaders” and carrying on the tradition the company has brought out the VOLVO V60 Cross Country. Review Volvo V60 Cross Country and observe that it is aimed at people who would like to drive their cars into the off road wilderness. The engineers at VOLVO have done a commendable job to meet such aspirations head on.

Volvo V60 Cross Country in the Mountains

Brand Volvo
Model V60
Generation V60 Cross Country
Engine 2.5 T5 (254 Hp) AWD Automatic
Doors 5
Power 254 hp
Maximum speed 210 km/h
Acceleration from standstill to 100 km/h 7.1 sec
Fuel tank volume 67.5 l

Exteriors – Review Volvo V60 Cross Country

True to its segment and expectations, the V60 comes with a kerb weight of about 1634 Kg and a ground clearance of 193mm. Overall the car that is if it can be called a car, has a heady mix of modern styled elegance with an undertone of quiet ruggedness. The peculiar egg crate grille adorns the anterior of the car which somehow manages to be a little smaller in proportion to the XC70. With 18 inch all alloy wheels which come as a standard, the general appearance of the vehicle is that of a little taller stature.

Volvo V60 Cross Country at the Presentation

Interiors – Review Volvo V60 Cross Country

The Volvo engineers have outdone themselves while designing the interiors too. The all-terrain feel can be sensed from the contoured sports seats as the company likes to call them. Known the world over for designing, perhaps the most comfortable seating options in automobiles, the people at VOLVO have done justice to both front and rear seat comfort and luxury. The dashboard houses a little outdated 7 inch infotainment screen which is touch sensitive and sometimes a little fussy. Fixing a software bug, maybe, would sort out this little niggle.

Volvo V60 Cross Country Backdoor

Review Volvo V60 Cross Country to feel that it accommodates 5 people comfortably with the boot space offering a humungous space of 1240 liters, which perhaps is the largest in its class.

Drive train

The company has provided the V60 with a 2.5 Liter 5 cylinder churning out 250 HP which is supposed to be turbocharged. The claimed acceleration on paper from 0 to 100 km/hr may be a little farfetched because the turbo takes a little time to kick in, resulting in a perceptible lag. And the paucity of paddle shifters on the steering forces one to reach down to shift into lower gears for better spin off the road which obviously is a little disconcerting. Off the road the V60 is an entirely different beast devouring all the pits, boulders, crannies, and crevices that are thrown at it. The steering wheel has a little soft feel to it which again may not be the right tactile feedback for off-road ventures. The ride itself is absolutely silky smooth thanks to the seats and high suspensions. The cabin itself is eerily quiet even in the roughest of the terrains.

In addition to improved airbags, the new Cross Country has a trailer stabilization system. This technology allows drivers to drive in any weather conditions as Trailer Stability Assist minimizes the likelihood of skidding when towing.

When you review Volvo V60 Cross Country on the roads, its fuel efficiency is not bad with a claimed mileage of 32 kilometers to a gallon in city driving conditions.

Price

The base price of the vehicle is about $ 42,000 and the fully decked up models come for around $ 49,000.

Rivals

The Volvo V60 Cross Country gets stiff competition from Audi A4 All Roadand the Subaru Outback.

Overall, the V60 can be the best with a slightly peppier engine response.

Volvo V60 Cross Country Powerful

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