Volvo is planning on changing the idea its Indian customer base holds of estate cars by announcing the launch of the V90 Cross Country on 12 July. While the launch was confirmed to happen last year, this will be the company’s third Cross Country variant in India after the Volvo V40 and S60.

No other car currently sold in India falls into the estate car category, which ideally is an extended version of a sedan to emphasise on boot space, the Volvo V90 borrows largely from its best sedan — the Volvo S90. The V90 has a similar looking front end, minimalist interior and as long an equipment list as its sedan sibling.

New Volvo V90 Cross Country Studio

New Volvo V90 Cross Country Studio

The Cross Country variant bears a slightly different look though, courtesy of more aggressively styled bumpers, an additional black cladding all around the bodywork and scuff plates at the front and rear finished with a rugged feel. The variant set to launch in India will also get roof rails, higher ground clearance and an all-wheel drive system to make it a much more attractive package than the regular V90. And with 560 litres of luggage space, expandable to 1,526 litres with the second-row seats folded, you won’t be left wanting for more luggage space.

New Volvo V90 Cross Country Studio

The added bonus of an estate car is the improved luggage space.

Volvo v90 Cross country 2018

The V90 Cross Country will get a 235 hp D5 moto, which is more powerful than the one on the S90, while the eight-speed automatic gearbox remains the same.

The Volvo V90 Cross Country, once launched, will slot in between the S90 and the XC90 amongst Volvo India’s offerings. News 18 expects the V90 Cross Country to be priced at tentatively the 65 lakh price bracket, though final prices will be revealed only after the launch.

Publish date: July 6, 2017 10:01 am| Modified date: July 9, 2017 10:03 am

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