The Volvo V90 Cross Country is an unconventional proposition. Like the Audi A6 Allroad Quattro, and Mercedes E Class All Terrain, the Cross Country is essentially a more rugged, off-road orientated version of a conventional estate.
However, unlike its competitors, the V90 Cross Country has proper off-road pedigree, thanks to a legacy that dates back to 1997 and the launch of the original V70XC - a car that initiated trend for rugged estates which could venture off-road.
It should be of no surprise, then, that a company with over 20 years of experience in this sector has produced a car with an impressive breadth of abilities on and off-road. Intelligent four-wheel drive (which comes as standard on all models) generates impressive levels of grip in adverse conditions, adjustable height air suspension allows for a spot of light off-roading and various drive modes allow you to tailor the V90’s on-road driving characteristics. So, if you fancy a car to take you across hill, vale and dale, but don't fancy an SUV, the V90 could be worth a look.
Read on for our thoughts and for our full assessment of the V90 Cross Country, and to see if it’s worth putting on your wish list.