2015 NAIAS: Volvo S60 Cross Country image

The Volvo S60 Cross Country has been officially presented to the public in Detroit as the model will become available for order soon.

Besides the new generation of the Volvo XC90, which has been introduced locally, the Swedish based automaker has also pulled the wraps off the S60 Cross Country, during the same North American International Auto Show. The model in question represents the expanding of the Cross Country lineup and the newest addition to it, the S60 sedan, is becoming instantly recognizable.

In case you have been wondering just how tall is it, compared to the regular S60, the new Volvo S60 Cross Country has an increased ground height by 65 mm. The all-wheel drive system will be offered for the model in question, but only in the United States, because if you live in Europe, or in other parts of the globe, you will have to settle for the front-wheel drive version, but who knows, maybe the company’s executives will change their minds and offer the AWD on the Old Continent too.

Besides the ground clearance, the Volvo S60 Cross Country can also be differentiate through the more rugged design and the 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels, wrapped in high profile tires. The T5 versions will be offered on the model and this will produce 250 HP in the United States, 254 HP in Europe and 249 HP in Russia, but later on, the D6 2.0 and the D4 2.4 diesel will be offered too. No pricing details have been announced at this time.