Anton Andres / Anton Andres | June 09, 2017 17:13
The Volvo D-Segment wagon returns to the Philippines
First revealed in September 2016, the D-Segment Volvo wagon returns to the Philippines in the form of the V90 Cross Country. The high-riding wagon replaces the V70 Cross Country and boasts of Volvo's latest technologies seen in the S90 sedan and XC90 crossover.
Underpinning the V90 Cross Country is the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) which also forms the aforementioned S90 and XC90 models. The new platform, according to Volvo, allows them to lengthen or shorten the frame, depending on the model. This will allow the company to use the SPA in future models. In addition, the company also indicated that the new frame will allow them to easily install car features like driver aids, cabin amenities and technologies.
In tune with the current design language, the front fascia is distinctly Volvo with its signature grill and T-shaped LED daytime running lights dubbed 'Thor's Hammer'. The side takes styling cues from the the S90 sedan, with its defined beltline, chrome trim on the doors and huge side mirrors. The rear, on the other hand, gets the eye-catching taillights and a sleek rear bumper and tailgate. This being the Cross Country model, it gains extra ride height, as well as black body cladding surrounding the lower half of the car. Roof rails are also standard, so are the unique alloy wheels exclusive to this model.
Inside, the design is lifted straight from the S90 sedan. These include the distinct 3-spoke multi-function steering wheel and the large tablet-inspired infotainment touchscreen. The rest of the interior is trimmed in leather which is then complemented by brushed aluminum inlays. As for the sound system, it comes courtesy of Bowers & Wilkins. Also standard in the V90 Cross Country are power seats for the front occupants, privacy glass, and quad-zone climate control.
This being a Volvo, the V90 Cross Country comes with an array of safety equipment. For starters, it packs the IntelliSafe safety suite which includes adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, distance alert, driver alert and many more. These are on top of the other active and passive safety features such as electronic stability control, hill-hold assist, blind spot monitoring, indirect tire pressure monitoring systems, just to name some of its comprehensive safety suite.
Powering the Philippine-spec V90 Cross Country is a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter twin-turbo diesel engine. Output is rated at 235 PS and 480Nm of torque. It then shifts via an eight-speed automatic transmission and transfers its power to all wheels. There are also five drive modes to choose from in the V90 Cross Country, namely Eco, Comfort, Dynamic, Off-Road and the driver-defined Individual. Other engine options will be made available in the future.
Volvo V90 Cross Country D5 - PhP 4,695,000