Cross Country hits Scots showrooms 10 | 02 | 2017

    THE NEW VOLVO V90 Cross Country (pictured) and R-Design S90 will on-sale at Scottish dealerships later this month. The S90 saloon and V90 estate launched in the autumn of 2016 to sit alongside the XC90 SUV. But now the latest additions complete both the V90 and S90 ranges.

    Both models are powered by the 190PS D4 diesel engine,  with the S90 R-Design costing from £37,455, with the Cross Country starting at £39,785. The more powerful 235PS D5 diesel engine is also available on both models.

    As with previous Cross Country models, the format will only be available as an estate. The 2017 version sees the car’s ground clearance increased by 60mm, and all-wheel-drive is fitted as standard.


    The Cross Country also gets an off-road mode added to the drive control system, plus extra aids such as hill descent control. And in traditional fashion, it also gets a ‘go-anywhere’ look thanks to the addition of wheelarch extensions and front and rear skidplates.

    In the S90 range, the new sports-based R-Design will sit between the entry-level Momentum and more luxury-inspired Inscription trims.

    Inside the cabin of the R-Design, there’s sports seats with leather/nubuck upholstery, a perforated leather steering wheel and gearknob, plus a larger information display, up from eight to 12.3 inches.


    Externally, the R-Design can be identified thanks to its gloss black mesh grille, and  door mirrors which are finished in matt silver. The  car also gets lower bumper inlays, which have also been finished in gloss black, plus bespoke 18-inch alloys.

    The car gets a more sporty feel thanks to firmer settings on the faster-responding monotube dampers, and lowered springs which drop the ride height by 15mm compared to stock S90 and V90 models.

    According to Volvo, the R-Design is forecast to take 35% of S90 sales, while the Cross Country will accept for 25% of V90 sales.

    Related: Volvo lifts Scots Car of the Year

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    Jim McGill


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