With all-wheel-drive, better interior bits, more powerful engine and safety features over the standard S90 sedan, the Volvo V90 Cross Country is priced at a highly aggressive Rs. 60.45 lakh (ex-showroom pan India). Power source for the India-spec Volvo V90 Cross Country is a 2.0-litre twin-turbo, four-cylinder, diesel engine capable of churning out 235 hp of peak power and impressive 480 Nm of peak torque.
Transmission duty is done by an eight-speed Geartronic automatic gearbox as the XC90 and S90 which helps accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 7.2 seconds before topping out 240 kmph. The V90 CC has the D5 diesel engine same as the XC90 and it’s the second Volvo in India to get so. It is more powerful than the D4 motor found in the S90 with 190 hp and 400 Nm.
The Volvo V90 Cross Country is based on the new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform that also underpins the sibling models like the XC90, S90 and V90 Estate. The V90 Cross Country is a tougher looking version of the V90 Estate and it gets a 4×4 drivetrain borrowed from the XC90 luxury SUV. Thanks to the SPA platform, this car will be lightweight and easy for handling, while the performance will be commendable too but it cannot be said as a strict sedan or a SUV as it blends the characters of both.
The interior is based on the well-received S90 sedan with the minimal dashboard comprising a large 12-inch touchscreen. It has less physical buttons as the other siblings from the 90 series but the difference from the S90 is the veneer inserts on the dash and doors with aluminium panels.
It comes with multiple colour choices including tan leather finish while there are electrically adjustable bolsters, lumbar support and extendable squabs on the front seats. From 560 litres, the seats can be folded to increase the number to 1,526 litres. Other important features are four-zone automatic climate control, HUD, electric tailgate, panoramic sunroof, 1,400W Bowers and Wilkins sound system with 19 speakers, etc.