Volvo, the Swedish luxury automobile maker has been getting a sound grip over the Indian car market with few of its models. Though it is not popular enough to be competing against the like of the Audi, BMW or Mercedes-Benz, it has threatened to take up a good bit of the market.
The new 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country is an example of the traditionally designed Swedish cars. It is often believed that the cars from this region of the world are better equipped to take on tough conditions given the long hard winters.
With this background in mind, let’s go into details and find out 9 things that you need to know about the 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country.
The Volvo V90 Cross Country 2017 is the latest model in the Cross Country lineup by the company. The first ever Cross Country version was first introduced back in 1997 and in these 20 years, there has been several models and their upgradations. With the arrival of this new V90 Cross Country, the XC70 has been discontinued.
The new Volvo V90 Cross Country is based on the same SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) which underpins the S90 sedan and the XC90 crossover. It uses a double wishbone front suspension and multi-link rear suspension. This double wishbone is considered to have a better performance than the MacPherson Strut. It is also to be noted that the SPA platform is very rigid and offers a great feel on the road.
The Drivetrain Mechanics
Many of us might be a fan of the mechanics of Volvo cars. Keeping this reputation untouched, the company has added AWD (All Wheel Drive) in the V90 Cross Country as a standard feature. It also has the company’s Modular Active on Demand feature which keeps all the four wheels engaged. As and when needed, the torque is distributed to the rear wheels as well.
Volvo has put in special tyres in the V90 Cross Country developed by Pirelli. These tyres, as the Swedish company wanted, are more round than standard street tyres to offer off-road driving. The specifications of the tyres are 245/45R20 and 235/50R19.
The Volvo V90 Cross Country will also have an optional Bowers & Wilkens sound system which can produce a sound like a concert hall. The sound system uses a 1,400 watts amplifier to drive the 19 speakers installed. This can be ordered with $3,200 extra of the trim that you are choosing.
The new Volvo V90 Cross Country will come with the standard Volvo Sensus Connect on the large 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system. By default, this Sensus Connect is given free for the first six months as a complementary feature. Apart from this, there are standard Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto connectivity. However, the benefits of the Volvo Sensus Connect are immense like turning the system into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot and get smartphones and laptops connected to the internet on the go.
Always known to have rugged off-road friendly capabilities, this V90 Cross Country also has similar off road conqueror face. However, it is no less while being a luxury car as well. These luxury features car easily be added in a package called Luxury Package with just $4,500. These features include Nappa leather seat upholstery, quad-zone, electronic climate control, a cooled glovebox, etc.
The Power Plant
The Volvo V90 Cross Country uses T6 engine which uses both superchargers as well as a turbocharger in order to increase the efficiency and control. The supercharger gets into action at lower revolutions per minute and at higher RPMs, the turbocharger kicks on. This innovative implementation of the company is complemented by the striking balance in performance.
The Woody Inside Story
Get inside the V90 Cross Country and you will see a whole new world of tinted walnut trim on the dashboard and other adjacent areas. This choice of real woody trim is far better than opting for the regular plastic piano black finish. The honest materials used on the inside of the car showcases the great level of craftsmanship and defines the style.
With the kind of looks, mechanics and the wonderfully fitted in traditional aspect, the Volvo V90 Cross Country will undoubtedly by the best Cross Country up-to-date. The car has been tailor-made with the best of everything fit in to give it the most competitive approach possible.
However, hailing from a country with a high level of off roads, the heart of the car is attracted to the off-road approach to everything. The other features and luxury enhancements can just be added over the crusty, hard layer.