In response to the craving of drivers for a crossover that has great hauling capabilities yet offer nimble sportscar-like handling, Volvo Philippines has introduced its premium crossover wagon the V60 Cross Country.
In a class of its own, the Volvo V60 Cross Country is a combination of dynamic styling and rugged capability, while providing a very engaging driving experience.
Built for lovers of design, nature and adventure, the Volvo V60 Cross Country is at home on all roads. With an increased ground clearance and ride height, the Cross Country’s sturdy construction offers unparalleled control on and off the beaten track, coupled with an enhanced sporty driving experience thanks to torque vectoring technology and corner traction control.
The V60 Cross Country’s design heightens the adventurous nature of the car. With increased ground clearance, skid plates front and rear, side scuff plates and fender extenders, the V60 Cross Country conveys an imposing, muscular presence that underlies its capable nature, while integrated tailpipes reflect its sporty dark side.
The exterior features a unique cross country honeycomb grille, glossy black greenhouse, glossy black mirror caps and a Cross Country emblem embossed in the rear skid plate.
Offering new 17-inch wheels, the V60 Cross Country comes with high profile tires, adding comfort and off-road aesthetics, reducing road noise and providing added wheel protection whether climbing curbs or negotiating rocky roads.
Volvo Cars’ Scandinavian design heritage is evident in the interior and exterior. Inside, the attention to detail, the authentic materials – such as wood and leather – and the easy-to-use controls contribute to the in-command driving experience. The interior detailing includes a Piano Black deco option, rotary jewel-like knobs in the center stack and a frameless inner rear-view mirror.
At the heart of the extra versatility of the V60 Cross Country is its intelligent seating. The rear seats can be folded down in three 40/20/40 segments, so that the rear 430 liters of load space can be supplemented quickly and easily.
For younger families, the V60 Cross country has a two-stage integrated booster cushions for their kids. With one simple movement, the booster cushions pop-up from the seat base giving a comfortable and safe ride height for children from three years and upwards.
Comfortable sport seat
The V60 Cross Country features a sport seat that make a perfect addition to the in-command feel of a true driver’s car. It has great hugging side support all the way from the thighs to the shoulders, so the seat keeps the driver firmly in position when cornering at speed.
The V60 Cross Country is powered by a 190 hp diesel D4 that is based on Volvo’s class-leading Drive-E power train architecture, offering a no-compromise blend of efficiency and performance.
To deliver the desired responsive, smooth and fuel-efficient drivability, the V60 Cross Country comes with an eight-speed automatic gearbox with paddles on its sporty steering wheel for manual gear shifting when desired.
The driver display uses an active TFT (Thin Film Transistor) crystal display to bring the driver personalized information. There are several alternatives to choose from, including a unique brown cross-country theme.
The Digital Display theme colors are also echoed in the connected infotainment system Sensus Connect. It features a refreshed user interface with a number of innovative functions offering customers a fully connected experience.
The Bluetooth mobile phone service allows hands-free phone conversations as well as music streaming from a preferred Bluetooth enabled portable music player.
Premium Sound System
The Sensus family also includes a top-of-the-line Premium Sound system with a 5 x 130-watt amplifier with the next-generation sound enhancement software Dirac Live and up to 12 loudspeakers, including a long-throw woofer for enhanced bass, soft dome tweeters for soft highs and large mid-range center and door speakers.
Electrical Power Assist Steering
The Electrical Power Assist Steering (EPAS), available with the Drive-E engines, uses an electrical motor to support the steering rack, and the driver can choose between three levels of power assistance.
In Low mode the system provides a high degree of power support, making maneuvering easier. Medium mode has somewhat lower power support to offer more road response at higher speeds. High mode is the ultimate setting for the enthusiastic driver, contributing to the car’s dynamic character.
Groundbreaking Lighting Technology
The Active High Beam Control eliminates the need to switch between low and high beam. Instead, Active High Beam Control makes it possible keep the headlights on high beam continuously.
When another car approaches from the opposite direction, the system helps to prevent dazzling of the oncoming driver by shading out only as much of the beam as necessary. This is done by an ingenious projector module mechanism integrated into the headlamp. The same benefit applies to drivers in preceding cars.
Another innovative option for driving in the dark is the low-speed Cornering Light feature. As an extension of the current Active Bending Light system, it lights up the area the driver is steering towards for safer maneuvering.
IntelliSafe, Volvo’s blanket name for all active safety systems, is an important part of the driver-centric approach in the V60 Cross Country.
The V60 Cross Country features a City Safety system that is active at speeds up to 50 kilometers per hour. The car automatically brakes if the driver fails to react in time when the vehicle in front slows down or stops – or if the car is approaching a stationary vehicle too fast.
The V60 Cross Country offers the radar-based Blind Sport Information System (BLIS). The technology can monitor and alert the driver to rapidly approaching vehicles up to 70 meters behind the car. Of course, it still informs the driver about vehicles in the blind spots on both sides.
Cross Traffic Alert uses the radar sensors at the rear end of the car to alert the driver to crossing traffic from the sides when reversing out of a parking space. This is especially helpful in tight and crowded areas where the side view might be limited from infrastructure, vegetation or other parked cars.