The same day the second generation Volvo V60 had its world premiere in February, Lex Kerssemakers, President and CEO, Volvo Cars (North America) confirmed that there will be a Cross Country variant of it. A teknikensvarld reader has shared spy shots of this next-gen Volvo V60 Cross Country that was spotted in Sweden.
As has been the case with all Cross Country models from Volvo Cars, the 2019 Volvo V60 Cross Country will be a more rugged offering that will have body cladding and higher ground clearance. It will also have a slightly higher price tag. The second-generation Volvo V60 looks like a mini-Volvo V90, and in the same way, the upcoming V60 Cross Country will look like a mini-Volvo V90 Cross Country.
Careful observation of these images reveals a strip running along the lower edge of the body. This plastic cladding, which is under heavy camouflage, also runs over the wheel arches. This is a clear giveaway of the test mule being the upcoming Cross Country variant. Also, the Volvo V60 Cross Country will have a higher ride height than the regular variant.
The second-generation Volvo V60 is underpinned by the second-generation SPA platform. While it's available in as many as four internal-combustion and two plug-in hybrid variants, the V60 Cross Country will get only the mid-range and top-end options.
The 2019 Volvo V60 Cross Country will likely reach the first markets by early 2019. Its Indian launch will likely take place sometime in 2019.
[Image Source - teknikensvarld.se]