We like the look of the V60 Polestar in the same way we appreciate a well tuned Golf 6 R. She's a sweet ride, but not in this modern day and age.
The Audi S4 Avant and Mercedes C43 AMG Wagon would run rings around it... if they were available in the States, that is.
Meanwhile, the V90 Cross Country is as modern as they come, and you can tell that just by looking at its headlights. Sure, having fun is very important if you are buying a Volvo wagon, but so is keeping the entire family safe. The V90 has various active and passive systems to do that. It even knows what to do when there's a moose in the middle of the road.
Please don’t confuse the new Volvo V90 Cross Country wagon with the XC90. This is a more elegant suit that just happens to sit 2.5 inches higher than the regular V90 for a total of 8.4 inches of ground clearance.
One thing it could have in common with the V60 Polestar is the engine, as both feature the all-aluminum turbo- and supercharged 2.0-liter four. The output is, of course, different thanks to the involvement of Polestar.
While the Los Angeles Auto Show doesn't come with the all-important EPA numbers for the V90 CC, Volvo did tell us that the base MSRP will be $56,295. Most buyers would rather park a real SUV in their driveway, but the will be missing out on some car-like handling.