Detroit LIVE: 2016 Volvo S60 Cross Countryby Ronan Glon
Billed as a crossover sedan, the S60 Cross Country packs a 250-horsepower straight-five engine.
Volvo is entering a new niche with the 2016 S60 Cross Country, a high-riding sedan inspired by the successful Cross Country station wagons that have been part of the automaker's lineup since 1997. Billed as a crossover sedan, the S60 Cross Country is being presented at the Detroit Motor Show.
The Cross Country sits 2.5 inches higher than a standard S60. It falls in line with the V60 Cross Country thanks to a rugged look characterized by plastic trim on the rocker panels and around the wheel arches and faux brushed aluminum trim on both ends. 18-inch alloy wheels come standard, and 19-inch wheels are available as an option.
Power for the S60 Cross Country comes from a 2.5-liter straight-five engine that sends 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. of torque to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Buyers in Europe will be able to order the high-riding sedan with front-wheel drive and a 190-horsepower turbodiesel engine.
The 2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country is scheduled to go on sale across the nation early next summer. Pricing information will be published in the weeks leading up to its on-sale date.
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