The popular, rugged Cross Country has been synonymous with families (and, yes, soccer moms) since it hit the scene 20 years ago. Today, Volvo unveiled the new 2017 V90 Cross Country with a bigger focus on adventure, taking it’s all-wheel drive and all-weather attributes to a new level, allowing families to go off road with a little more confidence.
The 2017 V90 Cross Country aims to fulfil an increasingly important part of the Swedish automaker’s product portfolio as luxury car buyers seek out a more experienced-based lifestyle that occasionally takes them off the beaten track.
The new V90 was tested in Sweden’s harsh winter conditions – a natural place to develop and test extreme durability and all-weather capable cars. Add, the all-wheel drive, increased ride height, and a chassis optimized for comfort and control, Volvo’s new off-roader looks like it may tackle sketchy weather and road conditions with relative ease, at least compared to some of the competition.
So for those not interested in Volvo’s XC90 SUV (which debuted back in 2002), and looking for the classic wagon look, maybe the new V90 Cross Country is the right choice. We won’t know until we actually review this vehicle, so stay tuned.