Scandinavian Motors Corporation (SMC), the official distributor of Volvo vehicles in the Philippines, has introduced the Volvo V60 Cross Country. It features a rugged exterior design, refined interior, and a portfolio of advanced safety features.
At first glance, the vehicle has an aggressive-looking front end, highlighted by the brand’s Cross Country honeycomb grille. Below the grille is a rugged-looking skid plate for protecting the underbody when driving on rough terrain.
It also comes with blacked-out fender extenders and 17-inch wheels, wrapped in high-profile tires for all-terrain use. In addition, the rear skid plate which protects the rear underbody against rocks and gravel is detailed with a Cross Country emblem for that touch of exclusivity.
As a vehicle well-poised for adventurous journeys, it still presents an elegant-looking interior with premium amenities. Aside from leather and wood, the vehicle also uses glossy piano black materials to present a luxurious style. Drivers can enjoy taking the V60 out for a spin in comfort as its front sports seats come with thigh and shoulder support.
The rear seats, on the other hand, has a 40/20/40 layout. This means that when all 3 rear seats are folded, a 430 L of cargo space is ready to use. This is good for carrying outdoor gears for weekend vacations. Alternatively for those who bring along children 3 years old and up, the rear seats also come with booster cushions. This provides them with a safer seating position and a better view of the surroundings.
As an added means of enjoying the journey, the Volvo V60 Cross Country is fitted with Sensus, an advanced infotainment system. It features a digital driver information display and the Sensus Connect. The Sensus Connect can hook up to Bluetooth devices like smartphones and use hands-free calling and music streaming. This system is connected to 12 loudspeakers, including a long-throw woofer for enhanced bass.
Of course, the Volvo V60 Cross Country isn’t complete without a host of safety features. Collectively referred to as “IntelliSafe,” these safety features include an Electrical Power Assist Steering for better steering response and City Safety that aids in braking when driving. In addition, it also has rear Cross Traffic Alert to warn the driver of obstacles on either side when reversing out of garages or parking spaces.
Under the hood of the Volvo V60 Cross Country is a diesel-fed 190 hp D4 engine that’s based on Volvo’s Drive-E powertrain architecture. It offers both performance and efficiency, which driver can maximize via its 8-speed automatic transmission.
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