Thursday, April 21, 2016


Something of a first world answer for a third world issue, while doing this 2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country Road Test and Review, we thought about how promptly Americans would acknowledge the thought of a game utility vehicle. Yes, the idea has two or three points of reference in this business sector; in particular the 1982 AMC Eagle vehicle, and after 16 years, the Subaru Legacy sport utility car . In any case, beside a fairly little (however excited) fan base, those models endured a dishonorable destiny. Which takes us back to our first world/third world reason. 

While we here in the USA tend to think the car universe rotates around us, the truth of the matter is there are markets everywhere throughout the world where this auto may be a solid vender. Keep in mind, Volvo (nee Geely) is a Chinese--owned company now, In rural China also India, and other nations , and different countries whose economies are becoming uncontrollably as their framework battles to keep pace, an agreeable car equipped for disregarding hole estimated potholes, motoring through mud, rock and whatever else goes along conceivably offers critical advance for the recently well-to-do who must wander out of the urban areas as a feature of their business dealings—or to visit family in the outer areas.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A subset of the Volvo S60 model range, for the 2016 model year, Volvo is bringing 500 copies of the S60 Cross Country to the United States. All will be identical in content. Plus, you’ll get any exterior color you’d like, as long as you choose to like what Volvo is calling Osmium Gray Metallic. The good news is while your choices are locked in, the level of equipment offered with the 2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country is quite generous. At $43,950 plus $995 for destination, you’ll get features like smart cruise control, lane departure warning, a premium audio system from Harman Kardon, voice activated secondary functions, navigation, rain sensing windshield wipers, keyless entry and ignition, a power actuated moonroof, electronic dual-zone automatic climate control, and leather upholstery.

In other words, the S60 Cross Country comes stocked with pretty much every feature Volvo offers for the S60 model range. That said, there are two option packages. The $925 Blind Spot Information Package fits blind spot monitoring, cross traffic alert, front proximity sensors, and Volvo’s lane change merge aid. The $1,550 Climate Package adds heat for the front and rear seats, windshield, wiper nozzles, and an interior air quality system. Also optional are a set of 19-inch wheels.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Better believe it, we know it would seem that a Volvo on pogo sticks, stilts, or whatever other maligning reference you'd like to apply to the 2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country's misrepresented ride stature. For the record, the model sits somewhere in the range of 2.5 inches higher than the standard S60 vehicle, and yes this is likely the principal part of its styling to get your attention. Nonetheless, similar to the next styling variations the S60 Cross Country takes from the standard S60 car, it serves to ensure the auto. Different contrasts incorporate the plastic moldings on the lips of each of the Volvo's four bumpers. These disregard scratches and some other confirmation of contact with the environment the S60 may experience. 

Correspondingly, the slide plates under the auto's jaw and at the back underneath the guard are intended to take acknowledge mishandle and be anything but difficult to supplant if the beauty care products begin to get a bit too unpleasant for your tastes. Those prominent 18-inch tires pad the harshness out of the ride, and the precious stone cut composite wheels give the S60 Cross Country a lively look—while fighting with potential harm. Same the side skirts running the length of every side of the S60 Cross Country.      If you’ve been in a contemporary Volvo sedan, you’ll immediately take comfort in the familiarity of the S60’s environment. On the other hand, if you’ve seen the all-new XC90, this setup might look a tad on the dated side to you. Still, it remains one of the most ergonomically prudent driving environments on the road. The layout is exceptional in its logic and intuitiveness. The center stack is canted slightly toward the driver to permit interaction with every button on it while maintaining the ideal seating position. In other words, everything is within arm’s length, allowing you to remain seated perfectly for controlling the car. Four round dials offer fine control over the systems requiring same, while the top right dial conducts functions for the infotainment monitor just above the central HVAC vent.

The keypad permits the direct entry of frequencies for the radio, and the pictogram directing the incoming air is as obvious as they come. The new instrument panel offers reconfigurable readouts for ancillary information, while the content you need most is focused within the central round section. As driver-focused cockpits go, the 2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country has one of the absolute best you’ll find offered by any contemporary automobile manufacturer.

The remarkable Volvo Sensus features leverage the Internet to do things like provide guidance to parking spaces and let you pay from the car. You can use Sensus to stream music or listen to books. The feature also summons roadside assistance, and delivers door lock status, fuel level, maintenance warnings and other key information about the car. You can also use it to remote start the engine and pre-condition the interior to cool it in summer and warm it in winter—before you get into the car.                                                                                                                                                                 Much is made of Scandinavian outline. While the term may strike somewhere in the range of a bit Euro-driven, the truth remains Volvo assembles a standout amongst the most agreeable autos out and about. Amid our testing, we did a 200-mile spell; halting just for sustenance and the call of nature—you know, photographs and such. The supple calfskin seats in the 2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country effectively rank among the most strong we've ever experienced. Further, they hold you set up with chose ability. Various modification bear the cost of a flawlessly customized fit. 

Intended to capture exhaustion, over the time of our expanded drive, we found the seats had the crippling condition doing existence with no plausibility of parole. Besides, liberal side reinforces on both the base pad and seat back work extremely well at keeping tenants focused in the most agreeable part of the seats. For the driver, they keep up the perfect position for the most productive charge of the auto. Be that as it may, back seat legroom is absolutely needy upon the liberality of those riding in advance—at the end of the day, no doubt, it's somewhat tight back there. 

With respect to limit, pretty much as in the S60, the S60 Cross Country offers nearly 12 cubic feet. For more capacity, the back seat backs likewise crease, and there's a different ski go through.  While the 2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country has yet to be reported upon by the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety, the 2015 Volvo S60 is ranked by the organization as one of its Top Safety Picks +. The model scored the top ranking of “Good” in small overlap frontal, moderate overlap frontal, and side crashworthiness. Further, the Volvo pulled the top ranking in roof strength, as well as for the efficacy of its head restraints and seats at preventing injuries in crashes. Earning the Volvo S60 the designation is the available front crash prevention technologies offered with the model. These include forward collision warning and forward collision mitigation.

By now, it’s almost become cliché to even mention safety in conjunction with a Volvo, as the brand has been a leader in the area from the very beginning of its existence. All new 2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country’s standard safety feature set includes antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and whiplash-reducing front head restraints. Also standard are low-speed frontal collision warning and collision mitigation with automatic braking systems. Volvo's standard On Call system includes emergency assistance, automatic crash notification, and stolen vehicle assistance.While an assortment of motors and front-wheel drive are offered for the 2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country in different markets; here in the United States, we'll get all-wheel drive with slope plummet control as a standard element. A six-speed programmed transmission ties the 250-strength 2.5-liter turbocharged five-barrel motor to whatever is left of the powertrain. The T5 AWD framework appreciates 266 ft-lbs of torque. Mileage is evaluated at 20 miles for each gallon in the city, 28 MPG on the interstate, and 23 joined. The front mounted motor uses an intercooler for the turbocharger to create a denser admission charge for ideal force yield. 

The 20-valve motor additionally includes direct fuel infusion and variable valve timing. Joyfully, it is impeccably equipped for delivering its most extreme yield on standard unleaded fuel. The transmission joins Geartronic manual moving, allowing the driver to choose gears as required. This, in conjunction with the S60's restricted slip differential and slope drop control include a huge measure of certainty to the Volvo S60 Cross Country's swagger in rough terrain circumstances—as well as when negotiating wet surfaces and snowy environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     One take a gander at the 2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country's 7.9-inches of ground freedom will most likely lead you to think the Volvo sport utilty vehicle flounders like it's a house-bound canine in feshly mown grass when you drive on a winding street. This is patently false. Truth be told, the Volvo rides easily, retains street defects like a manager, and absolves itself splendidly on winding mountain streets. As a feature of the Volvo-supported drive occasion we went to get the foundation for this 2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country Road Test and Review, the organization picked a standout amongst the most fabulous games auto streets in the nation.California State Highway 1 north of San Francisco is an amalgamation of every type of curve you can think of.
On camber, off camber, clips, S-bends, expanding sweep, diminishing range, they're all there. Tough corners, downhill corners, corners with peaking zeniths; this is one exceptionally difficult street. Through all of them, the S60 Cross Country kept up an exceptionally energetic pace, followed perfectly, and body roll was everything except non-existent. Yes, in the event that you overcook a corner the Volvo pushes, however keep the Cross Country in its sweet spot and it keeps up an exceptionally respectable normal rate. While the word Volvo is gotten from a Latin word signifying "I move"; for this situation, the moving relates just to the car's tires.   

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