Looking for a wagon but want the ride height of a crossover? Well, Volvo might have the car for you. Following the launch of the V60 wagon, they've also launched the high-riding version of the car in the form of the V60 Cross Country. With that, it continues the Volvo tradition of offering a stilted version of their station wagons which started with the V70 Cross Country.
The V60 Cross Country sits 75 mm (2.95 inches) taller than the standard model. Sticking to the Cross Country theme, all-wheel drive is standard to this variant, regardless of which engine it's paired with. Besides the added ground clearance, the V60 Cross Country gets a bit of off-road ability thanks to Hill Descent Control and a dedicated Off-Road driving mode. It goes without saying that traction control and stability control are also standard.
Besides the added clearance, there are other visual cues further separating it from the regular V60. Thick cladding surrounds the entire lower half of the tall wagon while a unique front apron adds to the 'off-roader' effect. Fender extensions then give the V60 a wider stance, and a bit of aggression. Wrapping up the changes over the standard V60 are a set of alloy wheels which are exclusive to the Cross Country.
The V60 Cross Country will initially come with just one engine option: it will be a 2.0, turbodiesel unit with 190 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque which is then paired to an eight-speed automatic. Volvo says that turbocharged gas and plug-in hybrid variants will join the range in the coming months. At the moment, it is yet to be known if the V60 Cross Country will make its way to the Philippines.