The Volvo V90 Cross Country: An Immensely Practical Luxury Vehicle

 The all-new Volvo V90 Cross Country is a near perfect family getaway car

author_img Vikram Gour Published :  14th July 2017 06:00 AM   |   Published :   |  14th July 2017 06:00 AM


Built to deliver both in terms of comfort and rugged appeal, the all-new Volvo V90 Cross Country is everything you wanted from a luxury car, coupled with the robustness that an SUV offers in one fine package. 

Scandinavian design
This vehicle carries the look of the S90 sedan, however, the added bits and slightly higher stance that it boasts of, lend it a more rugged look. Add to that, you get neatly integrated roof rails, matte black sills and bumpers, LED headlights and large 20-inch diamond cut alloys shod with 245/45 R20 Pirelli tyres. All these elements come together to make the V90 Cross Country stand apart in a crowd and they also point towards its ability to handle more than just a nice stretch of tarmac.

Plush interiors
The cabin of this car is well equipped. The fine materials such as Nappa Leather, metal mesh inlays have been generously used to bring out that premium appeal in the spacious cabin. To further enhance that sense of space, the crossover also boasts of a panoramic sunroof. In terms of creature comforts, it gets power adjustable front seats with a driver seat boasting of a massage function, a Bowers and Wilkins audio system, a large touchscreen infotainment system, heads up display with road sign information and steering mounted control. 

Refined performance
Under the hood of the V90 Cross Country is a 1969 cc diesel engine that delivers 235 hp and 480 Nm of torque. The engine boasts of cutting edge technology including the Powerpulse technology which reduces turbo lag. The machine is capable of hitting 230 kmph and is touted to be rather frugal as well. In addition to that, the V90 Cross Country boasts of all-wheel-drive and two corner air suspension in order to control the ride height. The premium crossover also offers multiple drive modes that include Eco, Normal, Dynamic and Offroad. The driver is further aided by systems such as adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation and hill descent control.

Safety first
Volvo has always been at the forefront of safety technologies and the V90 Cross Country comes fitted with loads of systems to ensure that. These include SIPS airbags, inflatable curtains, whiplash protection for front passengers, ABS, EBA, EBL and the ability to deploy the brakes in case the car senses an accident.

The Volvo V90 Cross Country is a delight to drive and comes with all the bells and whistles you could imagine. The 2.0-litre engine is a powerhouse and the drive modes ensure you can have a good time behind the wheel depending on where you are driving at the time. There is an abundance of space on board for people and luggage and the car is built like a tank. You really can’t go wrong with this one!