2016 Volvo S60 lineup adds Cross Country and Inscription models
Broadening the scope of its most successful model line, the S60, Volvo has introduced a pair of new variations on the theme. Resurrecting a name first used on the automaker's original on/off-road oriented wagons, the 2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country will be the automaker's first luxury sedan to wear that iconic badge - and to offer the same level of dual-mode capability. Conversely, the more elegantly appointed, extended wheelbase 2016 Volvo S60 Inscription is specifically tailored to those who prefer more comfort-focused motoring.
S60 Cross Country is ready for action
Runningmate to the V60 Cross Country wagon shown in Los Angeles, the new S60 Cross Country aims to fill an empty niche in the market for a luxurious crossover sedan that combines rugged design cues and a high profile of a crossover that delivers the all-climate capability of an SUV. Like its wagon counterpart, U.S.-spec versions of the 2016 S60 Cross Country feature standard all-wheel drive and have suspension revisions that raise its ride height by 2.5 inches. Other visual tweaks include a restyle grille insert and lower front fascia details, plastic fender spats, a unique side sill treatment and aggressively styled 18-inch or 19-inch wheels wrapped in high-profile tires that help protect the rims from damage while adding comfort and reducing road noise.
S60 Inscription is a smooth, spacious operator
On a mission to pamper and delight, the Volvo S60 Inscription bolsters its additional 3.4 inches of rear legroom - a stretch that gives it best-in-class bragging rights - with a selection of upscale trim elements that reflect its Swedish origin. The roster of upgrades is highlighted by Linear Walnut trim, silk metal detailing, interior accent lighting and Inscription-logo sill plates. Premier variants will come with leather upholstery, a sunroof and the Sensus Navigation package while Platinum-level Inscription models adds the complete Sensus technology package, a high-end Harman Kardon audio system and dual Xenon lights. Available in front- or all-wheel drive, both have 19-inch alloy wheels.
At launch, the new S60 Cross Country and the S60 Inscription will be fitted with Volvo's inline-5 gasoline engine rated at 250 horsepower and mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Like all other Volvos, expect to see the new family of Drive-E 4-cylinder turbo engines backed by an 8-speed automatic added to the lineup. The cars will start arriving in showrooms here this summer and pricing for both will be announced closer to their actual on-sale dates.
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