The Volvo V90 Cross Country has been named Estate Car of the Year at the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers’ Awards in Edinburgh – retaining the title won by the V90 last year.
The Cross Country has all the style, quality, practicality, comfort and cutting-edge technology and safety as the rest of the V90 range, but gets a rugged makeover to turn it into the perfect all-road, all-season estate car.
Volvo V90 Off-Road
This includes all-wheel drive, increased ground clearance and a host of sophisticated electronic aids – such as Hill Descent Control and an Off-Road mode that alters the car’s dynamics – for tackling tricky terrain or slippery conditions. The V90 Cross Country even has different suspension settings and tyres to other V90s for maximum comfort and control at all times.
Volvo V90 Inside
It gets a tough exterior look thanks to wheelarch extensions, front and rear skid plates, and charcoal-coloured side sills and lower door mouldings, while the luxurious interior benefits from black walnut trim sections and leather-faced upholstery with unique stitching.
Like every V90, the Cross Country version is full of high-tech equipment designed to make your life easier and more enjoyable. The intuitive Sensus touch screen system, for example, allows you to control the car’s entertainment, convenience and safety functions from a single interface – even when you’re wearing gloves. You can also turn the car into a WiFi hotspot and access a range of cloud-based media and assistance apps.
Volvo V90 All-Roader
Volvo’s pioneering Pilot Assist semi-autonomous drive technology is also fitted to every V90. This alleviates the strain on long motorway journeys by helping with the steering and taking control of the accelerator and brakes to keep the car within its lane and at a set speed or distance from any vehicle in front.
Limited Edition: Volvo V90
Introducing Volvo’s limited edition Volvo V90 Cross Country Ocean Race, to promote the engineering skills of this Swedish manufacturer not only on the road, but on the sea too. The Volvo Ocean Race Science Programme equips boats in 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race with a variety of sensors that will capture data from some of the remotest parts of the world’s oceans. This includes temperatures, barometric pressure, currents and wind speed, which will help contribute to more accurate weather forecasts and climate models used by scientists globally.
In acknowledgment, Volvo released a special Volvo V90 Cross Country Ocean Race. Buyers of the car will also contribute directly to helping understand the health of our oceans. To support the Volvo Ocean Race’s Science Programme around ocean plastics, the company will donate EUR 100 for each of the first 3,000 V90 Cross Country Volvo Ocean Race cars it plans to build. The resulting total donation of EUR 300,000 underlines Volvo Cars’ long-standing commitment to environmental care.