Jacked-up estate cars can sometimes end up feeling like the poor relation; a last-ditch attempt to mop up a few niche sales with the promise of a suspension lift and some plastic cladding. However, it's a recipe Volvo have been perfecting since they created the V70 XC back in 1997. And, having spent a week a with it, I humbly submit that this latest Cross Country model, far from being the runt of the V90 range, is actually the pick of the bunch...
When Volvo launched the new V90, they did so with a series of rather stirring videos. There’s nothing unusual about that: we’re used to seeing images of the latest model pivoting from one sinuous corner to the next on an implausibly traffic-free road. But what Volvo did was more striking. Because the subject of the video wasn’t so much a car, as an entire country.
The new Volvo S90 saloon and V90 estate are now available with performance upgrade packages from in-house tuning specialists Polestar.
The new Volvo S90 and V90 are available to order now, with prices starting from £32,555 for the saloon and £34,555 for the V90 estate.
Following on the from the unveiling of the well-received saloon S90, the estate version - the new Volvo V90 - has also been revealed. The V90 rounds out the company's new 90 series models, launched by the XC90.