15 years after the debut of the Volvo V70 Cross Country, Volvo has unveiled the all-new 2013 Volvo V40 Cross Country.
15 years after the debut of the Volvo V70 Cross Country, Volvo has unveiled the all-new 2013 Volvo V40 Cross Country. Based on the new Volvo V40, the V40 Cross Country adds more ruggedness to the line.
“The new V40 Cross Country is built on the heritage that started with the V70 Cross Country back in 1997. It is designed for those who want a sense of adventure in their everyday life,” says Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy & Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Car Corporation. He adds: “And when you want a break from the city, it is capable enough to take you and your gear to your favourite adventure and back. However, you still need to climb the mountain yourself,”
Volvo is quick to point out that the V40 Cross Country is not a crossover, but is instead a more off-road ready version of the V40 hatchback. The V40 Cross Country rides 40 mm higher than the V40. On the outside the V40 Cross Country gets a contrasting front bumper with a honeycomb mesh grille and upright DRL-lights, sculpted contrasting sills and a contrasting rear bumper with integrated skid plate.
“The V40 Cross Country retains its V40 stylishness by integrating the ruggedness in the design with meticulous attention to detail. It has en extrovert, expressive character that promises the open-minded adventurer a great time,” says Simon Lamarre, exterior design manager for the V40 Cross Country.
Under the hood the V40 Cross Country is available with up to four different engines with the top engine being the five-cylinder 2.5-liter T5 engine with 254 hp. Buyers can also choose all-wheel-drive T5 turbo, which also accelerates the V40 Cross Country from 0-62 mph in 6.1 seconds. All of the V40 Cross Country’s engines have start-stop and braking energy regeneration, no matter whether they are fitted with a manual or automatic gearbox.
Unfortunately just like the V40, it looks like the U.S. is not in line to receive the V40 Cross Country. Volvo expects to sell 17,000 units per year of the new Volvo V40 Cross Country. Around 50 percent of the total volume will go to European customers and around 30 percent to Chinese buyers.