The Volvo V90 Cross Country high-riding crossover wagon will cost $112,065 driveaway in Australia, according to the Swedish brand’s website.
Volvo has yet to announce official pricing for its latest 90-series variant that is due to launch soon, however driveaway pricing has been released on the sly via the Volvo consumer site’s vehicle configurator. Subtract likely on-road costs, and the V90 Cross Country’s RRP rest just over the $100,000 mark.
That would undercut two direct rivals – the $112,855 Audi A6 Allroad and the upcoming Mercedes-Benz E220d All Terrain that’s expected to cost in the region of $110,000.
Like those models, the V90 Cross Country is a more rugged-looking version of its donor wagon with increased ground clearance. Visual exterior differences to the regular Volvo V90 wagon beyond the elevated ride height include pronounced, black wheel-arches, black plastic lower-body kit, side scuff plates and a front skidplate.
The V90 Cross Country will be available in just one trim grade in Australia – Inscription – and with just one engine – a D5 twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel.
Standard interior features include a 9-inch portrait-shaped central touchscreen, 12.3-inch digital instrument display, four-zone climate control, and nappa leather seats with electric adjustment up front.
Inclusive technology includes partial autonomous steering called Pilot Assist, semi-autonomous parking, lane-keeping assistance.
The D5 engine produces 173kW of power and 480Nm of torque – the latter at a useful point in the rev range, between 1750 and 2250rpm.
Standing-start acceleration to 100km/h is quoted at 7.5 seconds, while official fuel consumption is 5.7 litres of diesel per 100km.
That makes it slightly less efficient than the E220d All Terrain (5.2L/100km), though faster and more powerful.
The A6 Allroad takes the honours for torque (500Nm) and acceleration (7.3 seconds).
The V90 Cross Country essentially replaces Volvo’s V70 model, while unusually it also looks set to pip the regular V90 wagon to this market.