Cape Town – The new Volvo V90 Cross Country is now available in South Africa.

Continuing a legacy of Cross Country models that spans 20 years, Volvo says its latest Cross Country is the “ultimate culmination of form, function and absolute lifestyle appeal”.

The new V90 Cross Country also completes Volvo’s entirely new 90 cluster in South Africa, sharing its Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) with the new XC90 and S90.

2.0-litre engines

A total of eight V90 Cross Country derivatives are available, with diesel or petrol drivetrains and all-wheel drive as standard.

Four 2.0-litre engines are available: the D4 and D5 diesels, and the T5 and T6 petrols. All engines are mated to Volvo’s all-wheel drive system and the familiar 8-speed Geartronic automatic gearbox.

The twin-turbo D4 AWD models’ engine develops 140kW and 400Nm between 1 750 and 2500rpm. Average combined fuel consumption is as low as 5.2-litres/100 km and carbon emissions are 138g/km.

The D5 AWD models offers 173kW/480Nm. Volvo says this engine uses PowerPulse, which uses a tank of compressed air to spool up the larger of the D5 engine’s two turbocharges at low rpm, combats turbo lag and realises a sense of this engine being normally aspirated. Average combined fuel economy is 5.3-litres/100 km and carbon emissions are just 139g/km.

On the petrol front, the T5 AWD models benefit from 187kW and 350Nm. Average combined fuel economy is 7.4-litres per 100 km and carbon emissions are 169g/km.

The twin-charged engine on duty in the T6 AWD derivatives combines turbo- and supercharging. A total of 235kW and 400Nm between 2200 and 5400rpm are on tap, resulting in a 0-100km/h time of 6.3 seconds, according to Volvo.

Trim and kit

Each of the four models in the V90 Cross Country range have two trim grades: Momentum and Inscription.

A total of 13 exterior colours and 12 interior schemes are available for the new V90 Cross Country.

Standard kit on Momentum models include electric folding side mirrors, matt chrome roof rails, automatic full-LED headlights with Active Bending and Active High Beam, front LED fog lights, rain-sensing wipers, rear parking sensors, and 18” alloy wheels. On the inside, standard kit includes full leather upholstery, comfort seat padding, a powered driver’s seat with electric adjustment (including lumbar) and memory, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, satellite navigation, a 10-speaker high-performance audio system, 2-zone automatic climate control, and a 12-volt power socket in the boot.

Over and above Momentum specification, Inscription models include 19” alloy wheels, a leather-clad key, Nappa soft leather upholstery, a powered passenger seat with memory, power-adjustable side support and extendable cushions for both front seats, high-level interior illumination with adjustable ambient colour settings, and illuminated door sill mouldings as standard.

Range and pricing

Volvo V90 Cross Country D4 Geartronic AWD Momentum R794 800
Volvo V90 Cross Country D4 Geartronic AWD Inscription R825 200
Volvo V90 Cross Country D5 Geartronic AWD Momentum R839 500
Volvo V90 Cross Country D5 Geartronic AWD Inscription R869 900

Volvo V90 Cross Country T5 Geartronic AWD Momentum R770 900
Volvo V90 Cross Country T5 Geartronic AWD Inscription R801 300
Volvo V90 Cross Country T6 Geartronic AWD Momentum R890 900
Volvo V90 Cross Country T6 Geartronic AWD Inscription R921 300

All models come standard with a five-year or 100 000 km full vehicle warranty, full maintenance plan and roadside assistance, as well as laminated glass and Tracker Connect as standard.