I like this car, but the oversized, low-profile wheel/tires don’t help its looks I’m afraid. They’re a size or two too large, giving the wheels a comic book look. Beyond that, it’s a high-ride-height V90 T6 AWD, which is just awesome. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’m glad Geely bought Volvo.
See MVS’ page on the Volvo V90 Cross Country.
More from our favorite car zine Car & Driver on the new V90 Cross Country:
The final piece of the 90-series puzzle, the V90 Cross Country represents the latest interpretation of nearly 20 years of Cross Country models. Built on the maker’sSPA platform (for Scalable Product Architecture), the new V90 Cross Country is no mere aesthetic package, Volvo claims, but a “blend of powerful off-road capability in a most elegant, sophisticated, tailored wagon suit.” We get that, given how taken we are with the regular V90’s styling and the fact that the model seen here is essentially a lifted version of that model. The Cross Country has black plastic trim on its rocker panels and wheel arches, as well as significantly bigger wheels, but the two V90s could otherwise be mistaken for twins. Riding approximately 2.5 inches higher than its wagon doppelgänger, the V90 Cross Country has a full 8.4 inches of ground clearance.