It is designed to be used as a luxury vehicle, a people carrier and, in some situations, a station wagon that can climb to a remote lodge on top of a hill, on a twisty, bumpy road.
Despite having the same technical platform as the S/V90, the Cross Country version has only traditional internal-combustion engines and no plug-in hybrid was announced, but the existing versions are mild-hybrid. The Volvo V90 Cross Country represents the first electrified variant in the history of the Cross Country range.
There are two gasoline versions and two diesel engines ones. All of them are 4-cylinders and turbocharged. The gasoline versions develop 250hp and 310hp, respectively, while the turbodiesel variants offer 190hp and 235 hp, respectively. Only the low-power diesel is available with a 6-speed manual while the others are equipped with an 8-speed automatic. All-wheel-drive is standard on all Cross Country models.
For the interior, the V90 Cross Country offers a Bowers and Wilkins sound system tuned after the Gothenburg concert hall. For the rear passengers, Volvo replaced the 12v sockets with USB-C plugs. The cargo area remained the same as for the 2016 version with 560 (19.8 cu.-ft) liters with the rear seats up and up to 1526 liters (53.9 cu.-ft) with the rear seats folded.