The iconic Volvo station wagon has always been more ‘station wagon’ than ‘intrepid explorer’. The stigma attached to Volvo when it comes to estates/station wagons has been shattered with the all-new V90 Cross Country. With a lot more SUV than wagon, you will have an absolute blast on and off the road.
Greeted with a marvellous face that carries incredible presence, the headlights feature the impressive ‘Thor’s Hammer’ LED design, that’s not just appealing to the eye, but also forward thinking as it comes with Active Bending and Active High Beam features to keep you safe on the road. The V90 Cross Country comes standard with 19-inch alloy wheels. The ground clearance is a formidable 210mm. Inside you will find the signature Volvo Swedish luxury trimmings. Nappa soft leather upholstery all round, dual automatic climate control, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, to mention a few.
Crossing the country
The V90 Cross Country has a name that wants you to hit the closest dirt road and go wild. Exploring little towns with very little infrastructure is no longer a logistical nightmare, but rather an adventure waiting to happen. All Wheel Drive plays in your favour here.
Cars driving themselves are a not-too far cry from reality. Volvo is pushing boundaries and saw this as an opportunity to challenge themselves and have included Pilot Assist. It’s not quite auto pilot but it is a semi-auto driving assistant. You won’t handover complete control, the Pilot Assist can, however, help you with controlling your speed, braking, and steering. This can only be done at a cruising speed below 130km/h. You would need to be on a road with clear road markings on either side of the car for it to kick in and work.
Adding some Swedish flavour to your current inventory has never been more enticing. There are 2 diesel and 1 petrol model in the range. With a starting price tag of R784 200.00, you could be joining the cool Swedish revolution of luxury driving in no time.