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Volvo V60 Cross Country Makes World Debut at 2014 LA Show

Although we have already seen the refreshed Volvo V60 Cross Country unveiled over the Internet, the car is now making its world debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, showing off its all-road, all-weather capabilities and rugged design.
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The V60 Cross Country is basically the tougher version of the standard V60 estate, coming with extra 2.6 inches (65 mm) of lift, plastic moldings on the wheel arches and slightly different side skirts that make it look more robust, skid plates front and back, side scuff plates and other small tweaks.

Inside you get sport seats covered in black leather and brown stitching, with two more optional colors following to be offered early in 2015. Of course, the interior is not necessarily what makes the V60 Cross Country a good getaway car...Driving aids
The technology that helps with the on- and off-road performance is what counts the most here, and the toughened V60 brags about torque vectoring, corner traction control as well as Hill Descent Control for when you have to go down a long ramp.

Flick the descent control and the V60 will maintain a slow constant speed while you go down a hill, so the only things you’ll need to concern is avoiding trenches and rocks on the way. The speed of descent can also be corrected using the brake and accelerator pedals.

Other standard features include navigation, a sunroof, Sensus Connect, Volvo telematics, the connected car platform and the Volvo On Call feature.

Engine wise, the North American version will be shipped with Volvo’s T5 five-cylinder gasoline engine making 250 hp and mated to an automatic transmission that turns all the wheels. The configuration delivers a competitively 23 mpg combined.

Everything mentioned above will cost you $41,000 when the V60 Cross Country will hit dealerships “across country” in the first quarter of 2015.

 
 
 
 
 

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