Volvo V90 Cross Country, an estate version of the S90 sedan which has finally been launched in India at ₹ 60 lakhs (All India ex-showroom). The newly launched vehicle is indeed the third Cross Country model to be introduced in the country after the V40 and the S60 iterations. It is being offered in one top-of-the-line D5 Inscription variant and across seven colour options. We have already driven the car and you can find the link to the first drive review here.
Unlike most estate style vehicles which ride low, the Volvo V90 Cross Country has moved a step forward with its impressive ground clearance. Mechanically, the V90 Cross Country is powered by a 2.0-litre D6 diesel engine that churns out 235bhp of power and 480Nm of torque. It comes mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and offers four driving modes – eco, comfort, rough road and dynamic. The vehicle also gets an all-wheel drive system.
Visually, the new model also features beefier body cladding and bigger wheels. Moreover, this time around, it also gets vertical black bars with tiny chrome squares instead of the chrome bars on the grille.
Speaking about the interior, the new Volvo V90 Cross Country gets interesting shades of amber, maroon brown or charcoal-coloured leather with mesh aluminium trim. The dashboard gets unique vertical air-con slats with adjustments and a large tablet-like infotainment system. Moreover, it gets cooled front seats which offer massage function and allows electric adjustment for lumbar, lateral and thigh support. The newly launched model competes against the likes of Mercedes-Benz GLE 250d in India and the Range Rover Evoque in the HSE Dynamic variant.