Lifestyle

In search of adventure

The spirit of adventure is part of what makes us human, and what makes us happy. Meet the car created to help take you to the heart of the adventure – the new V60 Cross Country.

Leaders in adventure

Adventure is revelatory. What elevates an experience to the level of adventure is when something is revealed – something about the world around us, and something of ourselves. The spirit of adventure is found in the people who go that extra mile to experience or find something new, either for work or pleasure. This spirit is the driving force behind the V60 Cross Country – a car that helps people make the most of their adventures through its blend of capability, design and innovation.

Enabling adventure is what Volvo Cross Country models have been doing for more than 20 years. Starting with the launch of the V70 XC in 1997, these cars have combined rugged ability with advanced technology, luxury and a unique sense of style. The inspiration for these cars comes from Volvo Cars’ homeland – Sweden. A place of extremes, where winter bites hard and summer days are long. Where more than three quarters of the country is made up of forests and lakes. A place where people love to enjoy the outdoors, and ‘allemansrätten’– the right to roam freely on private land – means you are free to explore it and enjoy it. “Cross Country is an expression born from Swedish culture,” says Robin Page, Senior Vice President of Design at Volvo Cars. “It’s almost through need that these cars have come about.”

Cross Country models were created to enable active lifestyles – to help people pursue their passions and give them confidence in all weathers and on all roads, yet also provide the versatility, luxury and engaging driving experience that they expect of a Volvo. The new V60 Cross Country is the latest chapter in this success story – a car that perfectly sums up the Cross Country philosophy and which captures the spirit of adventure for a new era.

Ready for anything

To help you discover new experiences and places, you need the right equipment – and the V60 Cross Country enables you to do this, with confidence. An extra 60mm of ground clearance over the standard V60 helps you tackle loose surfaces or bumpy tracks with less chance of rough ground or flying stones damaging the car’s bodywork, while tough body cladding gives additional protection for the car’s sides.

The chassis puts you in command in all weathers and on all roads. Standard all-wheel drive makes it easier to drive in slippery conditions or when towing, and Hill Descent Control makes driving down steep or slippery slopes – whether forward or in reverse – as easy and safe as possible. Optional drive modes allow you to tailor the car’s character to suit your adventure.

Slightly higher-profile tires help to keep you and your passengers comfortable over bumpy terrain. And whatever the journey, the V60 Cross Country delivers an engaging driving experience thanks to sophisticated suspension that uses lightweight components to improve agility and responsiveness.

Do more, effortlessly

Outstanding practicality and useful versatility have always been part of the Cross Country package and the V60 Cross Country delivers both, to help enable and support activities and adventure. Clever packaging and generous proportions mean there’s plenty of space for passengers, equipment or a mix of the two. With a capacity of 529 liters up to the load cover, the load compartment is the largest in the sector, so whether it’s photography gear for work or rock-climbing equipment for pleasure, you know that you can simply throw everything you need in the back. Accessories to help you make the most of your pursuits include floor mats and load mats that allow you to throw muddy clothes or equipment in the back without worrying about getting the carpets or upholstery dirty, and a range of roof boxes, load and cycle carriers that help you carry all your kit.

However extreme the activity or challenging the conditions, the cabin of the V60 Cross Country is a sanctuary of calm, thanks to the same uncluttered layout, high-quality materials and intuitive technology you’ll find in every Volvo V60. Unique touches for the Cross Country model include the option of leather upholstery with special stitching that enhances its rugged character. Wherever you go, and whatever you do, the V60 Cross Country is a car that helps you seek adventure in luxury, in confidence and in style.