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Today here at Shortfall we our focusing our attention on the Swedish manufacturer Volvo and a brand new upcoming vehicle launch for them which is all set to take place from next year. This brand new vehicle comes as another addition to their V60 range and is being marketed under the name of the V60 Cross Country. The V60 is an estate version of the popular selling S60 and it was first displayed to the world in 2010 from the Paris motor show. Since this time we have seen the V60 join the hybrid car market with an EV that was launched two years ago.


The hybrid model has a good reputation and is a popular seller for the company. It has delivered on an excellent and one of the most efficient driving experiences thanks to some great features including its five cylinder diesel engine and its run flat tyre fittings which help boast a much more smooth driving experience. Overall the V60 has had some great additions to the road over the course of the past four years but what will this new Cross Country model have to offer you when it is to be launched next year?


Key features and selling points to look out for with the new V60 Cross Country

In 1997 Volvo launched the V70 Cross Country which was a success and now here we are seventeen years later and the V60 is set to make an impact. The height of the car has been adjusted firstly in comparison to that of the standard V60 which is now measuring another 65mm in riding height. Skid plates can now be found at both the front and rear end of the vehicle and customers will also be faced with the option of either including the standard 18 inch alloy wheels or the 19 inch alloy wheels.


For the interior of the car, changes are very limited with the only new difference to the vehicle now coming in the form of Black leather sports seating which are also inserted with Brown stitching.


A range of three new engines have also been confirmed to be included with this Cross Country model which could prove a popular selling point for customers world wide. All three units will be diesel varieties. A D3 engine is your first option which sees a power output of 161 brake horse power. A choice of two D4 diesels are also offered with power ranging from 181 and 187bhp. Both the D3 engine and the 181 D4 are front wheel drive models but if you opt for the 187bhp diesel you can expect a four wheel drive platform.


When will the Volvo V60 Cross Country arrive on the road?

It has been confirmed that the Volvo V60 Cross Country will go on sale with the order books opening from early on into the course of next year. The first set of deliveries on these models are also expected to occur from June 2015. Prices are yet to be confirmed for the vehicle but expect this to be revealed closer to the time of launch.   

Two Grey Volvo V60 models at Shortfall