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2023 Volvo V60 Cross Country

2023 Volvo V60 Cross Country, side view

Volvo, for over a couple of decades now, have had models in their line-up which can happily leave the tarmac behind in search of a soft-road adventure.  Most of us know how capable Volvo cars are, particularly when taken good care of.  They last the test of time well, are strongly made, and, with AWD offered on models like the new Volvo V60 Cross Country, become a very useful and practical machine.

Volvo’s V60 Cross Country is a station wagon with loads of comfort, plenty of safety features, smooth power, and, of course, AWD capability.  Now, Cross Country means what it says on the tin, and, in terms of Volvo offering the V60 buyer a wagon that has more ground clearance and AWD traction, this is what the Cross Country offers and the standard V60 models don’t.  With stronger underpinnings and some light protection attached underneath, the Volvo V60 Cross Country Wagon is a great vehicle for tackling gravel roads, going across the muddy field to check on the irrigation, or for heading down the track leading to the picnic area by the beach.  You can create your own adventures in one of these, being able to venture a lot further than most other road users. 

What I love about the Volvo V60 Cross Country is that it allows you to have all these happy excursions but with no cost to the vehicle’s overall comfort and drivability on-road.  The Cross Country still feels superbly comfortable to drive on the tarmac, holding the road like it’s on rails ­ even at higher speeds, making it true to what Volvos are all about: lovely to drive.  

The first impressions you get when driving a new car always come down to where you first plant your butt, and the seats in this luxury car are top-shelf. On top of being curved so that they match the line of the natural shape of your spine, both the driver and the front passenger seats have adjustable lumbar support, with the driver’s featuring an extendable seat base and adjustable bolsters for even more comfort and support.  The driver’s seat is also height adjustable, making this an ideal car for a range of driver heights – as well as differing shapes and sizes. You can easily set the seat up high enough for shorter-than-average drivers to see over the steering wheel and out over the bonnet.

2023 Volvo V60 Cross Country interior

The V60 Wagon has kept its soft-roading wagon range simple by offering just the one model in Australia.  Sumptuous seats and elegant interior materials help to make the cabin environment pleasurable.  The wide interior space is classic Volvo, and the elegant simplicity of the switchgear and dash board make it very user friendly. A huge pair of cup-holders, wireless phone connection and charging, an awesome sound system, and plenty of storage spaces have this wagon catering sweetly to a family’s needs.  Volvo places a high priory on occupant safety, driver assistance, comfort, and technology, so you’re definitely inside one of the safest and well-equipped cars on the road. 

Open up the V60’s engine to access the full power potential, and you’ll see that there is more than enough power to take the family away for the weekend, tow a trailer, and to flick out and pass slower traffic.  The 2023 Volvo V60 Cross Country is powered by a strong 183 kW/350 Nm turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine that is made complete with its 48-volt mild-hybrid system.  The small 10 kW electric motor along with a small battery is able to store recuperated energy that can be used for pure electric driving for short distances as well as aiding the conventional ICE motor.

One struggles to find a better more frugal big comfy wagon.  Boot space in the Volvo V60 Cross Country is 648 litres with all its seats upright, growing to 1431 litres with the 40/20/40 split-folding rear seat lowered down flat.  It’s easy to see why this type of vehicle will attract a buyer who knows what they want in a car.  It’s got it all in one package!

2023 Volvo V60 Cross Country rear view

The 2023 Volvo V60 Cross Country models include the:

  • V60 Cross Country AWD

For any more information on the new 2023 Volvo V60 Cross Country or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Volvo dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!