2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country
With sedans dying down and people changing their preferences to more practical vehicles, wagons seem to be making a comeback. Although wagons are a hit in Europe, the same can’t be said for the U.S. market. The sales of wagons in the U.S. dropped so low in the last decade that automakers pulled the plug on them and decided to focus on SUVs of different sizes.
However, things seem to be changing for good and many carmakers have started putting in effort to make these haulers look a lot more desirable. Volvo is on the cusp of refreshing its complete 90 series, and the latest vehicle to get an overhaul is the V90 Cross Country. The changes are limited and it is just a mid-cycle refresh to boost the sales until the next-gen wagon hits the floors. Will it make an impact, though?
2021 Volvo S90
The Volvo S90 is scheduled to receive a mid-cycle revamp that’s expected to debut in 2020 for the 2021 model year. Once Volvo finally applies the finishing touches on the facelifted model, the S90 will feature mainly visual changes on the outside, but the Swedish firm might also tweak the sedan’s infotainment system to keep up with its rivals, and it may even introduce the mild-hybrid powertrain brought by the freshly-revised XC90.
A big question mark for now is how (and if) the S90’s interior will change. Volvo’s prowess for nicely laid out cabins that are also comfortable and high-quality suggests the carmaker won’t fiddle too much with an already perfect recipe.
2020 Volvo V90
Even though they are arguably the most practical vehicles you can buy, wagons were never really considered to be an enthusiast’s first choice. Things are so bad in the States that automakers started retracting their wagons from here and focused on the European markets instead, where they were greeted with open arms. However, times are changing now. Volvo has been renovating the 90 series, and now it’s the V90’s turn. The current V90 is already about three years old and it has started to look dated (blame the Cross Country models to an extent for this). The new V90 does not look radically different from the current model, but the automaker did hide the subtle changes it brings in on the bumpers and fog lamps.
2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country
Volvo has been very busy lately sprucing up the top of its product lineup. So far, we’ve seen the next-generation XC90 crossover, S90 sedan, and V90 wagon, all released in relatively quick succession. Now, Volvo has unveiled the final model in the 90 Series lineup – the V90 Cross Country. The first Cross Country was introduced roughly two decades ago, with the latest version offering up “all-road, all-weather” capability with a well-polished, luxury-oriented demeanor. It’s the kind of combo you’d expect from a crossover, but the V90 Cross Country takes a different approach, maintaining the extended roofline and opulent interior of the regular V90 wagon, all while adding a taller stance, tough exterior body cladding, and loads of AWD grip.
As a replacement for the outgoing XC70, the V90 Cross Country is one of the very few models out there with a wagon body style. That should help its general appeal amongst those who find the
style status quo not to their liking, but can the V90 Cross Country truly live up to its living-room-off-roader image?
Updated 09/16/2016: Volvo dropped the official details on the new V90 Cross Country.
Continue reading to learn more about the Volvo V90 Cross Country.
A couple of years ago, it was rumored that Volvo would be expanding its 30 family with a new crossover version called the XC30. This may still be the case, but it looks like we’ll be getting another addition before the XC30 ever makes it to the table. These recent spy shots show a new V30 model that is being considered a 4 door version of the current C30. The vehicle was caught testing in Holland for its first time and, strangely enough, it was driving around in Amsterdam where it was seen at McDonalds during a break. Hey, the drivers need to eat too.
The XC30 prototype caught testing was wearing heavy camo, but you can easily notice that the front end is sleeker and more like the S60 then the current C30. Rear lights also look very sculptured.
As for the engine line-up, it is rumored that the V30 will be the first car to get Volvo’s new range of modular four-cylinder VEA (Volvo Environmental Architecture) engines, but with capacities no bigger than 2.0 liter.
Expect the V30 to debut in late 2012 or early 2013 as a competitor for models like the Volkswagen Golf.
Inside information from Volvo points that the Swedish manufacturer is preparing a baby XC90 to compete against the BMW X3. The compact SUV is expected to be introduced as a concept car in next January at the Detroit North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The production version called XC60, will arrive several month later either as a 2008 or 2009 year model.