All-terrain wagon Volvo V90 Cross Country unveiledSeptember 15, 2016
Volvo has completed the model range of 90-th series the new off-road wagon V90 Cross Country, which became the fourth car after the S90, V90 and XC90 SUV. Today, it was shown in Malmö, Sweden, almost 20 years after the Swedish carmaker has launched a first version of the Cross Country – V70 XC. In fact, the Cross Country models are synonymous for the Volvo with strength, all-terrain and all-weather, as Allroad version for Audi.
The new car is based on the V90 wagon, but the chassis has undergone more extensive modernization than any previous model. Clearance full-drive version has been raised by 65 mm by a new combination of wheels and tires, which is 42 mm more than the base model V90. The front track has been widened by 20 mm, and rear – 40 mm. Improved entrance and departure angles, which complain by the owners of other models, and now a new car purchased “genuine off-road ability.”
Stefan Karlsson, manager for the development of the dynamic characteristics of Volvo Car Group vehicles, said that the process of construction was tested about 200 different chassis, many of which were modeled on the Volvo driving simulator.
The car will have four selectable driving modes: Rough Road, Comfort, Eco and Dynamic. It will also be offered Hill Descent Control, an optional air suspension on the rear axle, specially developed for this model tires with improved traction on the roads, and many other functions for comfort, not only on the road but also in off-road conditions.
Note that the V90 Cross Country was developed and tested in Sweden, which has the most severe winters on the planet, and where 77% of the terrain is covered by forests and lakes. So you can imagine how durable and reliable off-road construction. V90 CC had to withstand temperatures from – 40 degrees Celsius to heat the desert in Arizona.
The petrol range of novelties presented a 2.0-liter unit in the 254- and 320-forces. The diesel family of 190-hp and 235-hp engines with 400 and 480 Nm of torque respectively. Choice of transmissions is not provided – all engines are paired 8-speed “automatic”.
All-terrain wagon Volvo V90 Cross Country with the most powerful petrol engine accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds, developing a maximum speed of 230 km/h. The most powerful diesel unit with wagon makes a breakthrough in 7.5–seconds.
Here is what Dr. Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President of R & D Volvo company said: “Our cars are well known for their safety, strength and durability. With all-wheel drive, increased ground clearance and optimized for comfort chassis wagon V90 Cross Country can be used in all weather and road conditions“.
New SUV V90 Cross Country will begin production this autumn at the factory brand in Torslanda (Sweden), and the first deliveries promise at the beginning of next year.