L.A. Auto Show LIVE: Volvo V60 Cross Country image

After announcing the model in the beginning of the month, the Sweden-based luxury automaker officially premiered their latest model – the V60 Cross Country – during the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The Swedish brand, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Chinese automaker Geely, has been one of the first carmakers to introduce the crossover notion – taking its very safe and understated V-Series station wagons and adding body cladding and a bigger ride-height to allow them to become (very) mild off-roaders. Now, the latest from the all-road, all-weather and with rugged design declinations has been bestowed upon the familial and familiar V60 station wagon. The new version comes equipped with the same add-ons seen before on the smaller V40 Cross Country sibling and a 65mm increased ground clearance. There are also new front and rear skid plates, fender extenders and side scuff plates. The back also houses a set of new integrated dual exhaust pipes. You can opt for 18 or 19 inch alloys and the interior is complimented by black leather sport seats with brown stitching and clients can also opt for various configurations of two-tone upholsteries.

Availability in the US and Canada is expected for 2015, with the new V60 CC mated exclusively to the traditional five-cylinder 250 bhp (186 kW) gasoline engine that uses an auto gearbox to send the power to all four wheels.