Volvo’s Audi A4 Allroad rival is on sale now priced from £38,270, with deliveries in early 2019

Volvo has revealed UK pricing and specification details for the rugged V60 Cross Country. The estate-cum-SUV is priced at £38,270 without options, and deliveries are due early next year.

The Cross Country follows on from the standard V60 estate, which was launched earlier this year. As is traditional for the sub-brand, it benefits from chunky lower body cladding and a 75mm ride height increase.

New front and rear skid plates complete the transformation. Standard equipment includes sat-nav, LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors, an electric tailgate and unique 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels.

The V60 Cross Country isn’t just a styling upgrade, however, as a new specially developed chassis and suspension package aims to boost the Audi A4 Allroad rival’s off-road capability. All-wheel drive is standard fitment, alongside Hill Descent Control and a new off-road driving mode for the drivetrain, which alters the responsiveness of the engine, gearbox and throttle pedal to assist in negotiating tough terrain. 

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In the UK, the V60 Cross Country’s sole engine choice at launch will be the 188bhp D4 Diesel engine mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It’s capable of 0-62mph in 8.2 seconds, while managing 55.4mpg and emitting 135g/km of CO2. Mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants are said to follow at a later date.

Like the regular V60, the Cross Country will benefit from standard City Safety with Autobrake tech, which can recognise pedestrians, cyclists and large animals. Run-off Road Mitigation and Oncoming Lane Mitigation will also be standard, while Cross-Traffic Alert is optional. 

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