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Why buy an SUV when a cool wagon like the Volvo V90 Cross Country will do the job and some. Its long, sleek, luxurious and capable at most you can throw at it. Available as a T5 or T6.
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SUV-like practicality, unique style, loads of equipment and proper luxury chops make the Volvo V90 Cross Country quite an interesting proposition, as Gavin D'souza finds out on a rainy drive in Coorg. SUBSCRIBE to Autocar India for hottest automotive news and the most comprehensive reviews ► http://bit.ly/AutocarInd Autocar India is your one stop source for test drive reviews & comparison test of every new car released in India. We also offer a great mix of other automotive content including podcasts, motor show reports, travelogues and other special features. Click this link for latest car reviews ►http://bit.ly/ACI-NewCarReviews Click this link for comparison tests of latest cars & bikes ►http://bit.ly/ACI-Comparison Click this link for latest bike reviews ►http://bit.ly/ACI-BikeReviews Click this link for Autocar India exclusive features ►http://bit.ly/ACI-Features Visit http://www.autocarindia.com for the latest news & happenings from the auto world. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/autocarindiamag Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/autocarindiamag G+: https://plus.google.com/+autocarindia1
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It’s the Volvo V90 Cross Country, the slightly more SUV-ish version of the car we crowned the best estate car in the world.
Just like an Audi Allroad, then, there’s taller ride height (by 65mm) and lots of dark plastic trim adorning the exterior. Volvo calls it ‘charcoal’.
For those genuinely wishing to off road, it provides protection to the painted bodywork. For those who won’t (a far greater proportion of buyers, we imagine), it shows the car’s all-terrain potential, seemingly half the appeal of cars like these.
But while the Allroad is arguably the identifying car for the premium-crossover-estate sub-genre, Volvo actually got there first, launching its first Cross Country – a V70 estate – in 1997
Certainly is. Much like the standard V90 range, you’ve a choice of two engines. Both are 2-litre four-cylinder turbodiesels, the D4 possessing 190bhp, the D5 coming with 235bhp and something called ‘PowerPulse’ to reduce turbo lag and make power delivery smoother.
Unlike other V90s, both engines come with all-wheel drive in the Cross Country, so there’s no chance of your rufty tufty-looking V90 coming merely front-driven. We like that. There’s also an Off Road mode for the drive select and hill descent control, though unfortunately we didn’t get out of London to test that out.
Wonderfully calming, and probably the best of all the latest 90-series cars (S90, V90 and XC90). With more ride height, its comfier than a regular V90, and with light, effortless steering and lots of suspension travel, you seem to glide about the place.
Very rough urban bumps and potholes still jar through the seats a bit, but this is far less firmly sprung than just about every other posh estate you can buy. We may normally celebrate cars for being extremely taut and eager, but with a plush family wagon like this, that’s not really what you want. This Cross Country is a very cossetting thing, more so than a standard V90.
That’s not to say it’s a floppy mess when you do get to an interesting piece of road with no kids or cargo on board. It handles impressively well. It hardly transforms into a sports car, but it reminds me of a Subaru Legacy or Forester: a car that nails the sensible side of its brief, but leaves a little room for cornering ability, too. Find yourself far from home on a wretchedly wet and wintry night, and this would provide some brisk yet stress-relieving transport home.
We’ve driven it with the more powerful, 235bhp engine, which makes an empty V90 Cross Country a reasonably quick thing. They say 0-62mph in 7.5 seconds and a 140mph top speed, combined with a very handy 53.3mpg and 139g/km of CO2.
Perhaps more important than all of that is just how quiet and refined the V90 is – you’ll barely know the engine is there half the time, ideal when it’s a diesel. Our childish side does wish Volvo still put warbling five-cylinder petrol engines in its cars, mind. A T5 Cross Country would really do a good impression of a well-sorted Legacy…