Volvo will reveal a Cross Country variant of its V60 wagon at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. Like the Subaru Outback and Audi A4 Allroad, the V60 Cross Country bridges the gap between station wagon and SUV.
It's the third iteration of the Cross Country concept, which began with the V70 Cross Country in 1997.
Based on the conventional V60 wagon, the Cross Country features an additional 65 mm of ground clearance as well as skid plates front and rear, side scuff plates and fender extenders.
Its all-wheel-drive system features torque vectoring technology, corner traction control and a hill descent control system, which controls the car's speed automatically when driving down steep inclines, is standard equipment.
High profile tires, which aid comfort and off-road capability and reduce road noise, are offered on either 18- or 19-inch wheels.
Sports seats in black leather with brown stitching will be available from launch and two new two-tone leather upholstery choices will be offered in early 2015.
The U.S. and Canada will be the first markets to get the new V60 Cross Country, which will launch with Volvo’s five-cylinder 250 horsepower gasoline engine, a six-speed automatic transmission and All-Wheel Drive.