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Volvo Car Corporation

1,680,000-5,990,000 baht/unit

Address:1527, Sukhumvit 71 Rd., Suan Luang, Suan Luang, Bangkok 10250 Thailand

Tel:+6627199436

Service day:Mon-Fri, Service hours: 08:00-17:00

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The Volvo Group is a Swedish multinational manufacturing company headquartered in Gothenburg. While its core activity is the production, distribution and sale of trucks, buses and construction equipment, Volvo also supplies marine and industrial drive systems and financial services. Although the two firms are still often conflated, Volvo Cars, also based in Gothenburg, has been a totally separate company since it was sold off in 1999. The companies still share the Volvo logo and co-operate in running the Volvo Museum.

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2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country revealed

Jacked-up version of V90 estate gets 65mm higher ride height for clients needing estate versatility with light off-road capability.

Is that a jacked-up estate?

Yes it is. Just revealed in Sweden this week, the Volvo V90 Cross Country is essentially a “raised” version of the regular V90 load-carrier.

Designed to replace the V70 XC (aka XC70 or V70 Cross Country depending on markets), the V90 Cross Country is aimed at buyers wanting a genuine five-seat estate with some light off-roading capabilities.

Apart from slightly wider front and rear tracks, the V90 Cross Country has a 65mm higher ride height than the normal V90.

Are they any new engines announced?

Volvo hasn’t mentioned anything yet about the available drivetrains for the V90 Cross Country. But as the V90 Cross Country becomes the fourth model in the brand’s 90 Series line-up – after the XC90 SUV, S90 saloon and V90 estate – expect the current engines to power it.

The main hardware will be Volvo’s modular 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol or diesel engine mated to eight-speed automatic transmission. And since the V90 Cross Country is built on the brand’s latest scalable platform that can accommodate hybrid technology, expect a plug-in version in the guise of T8.

Will Volvo bring it to Thai showrooms?

It all depends on how many cars the Thai Volvo office thinks it can sell. If demand can justify assembly of the V90 Cross Country at Volvo’s Asean plant in Malaysia, buyers may have a chance for a wider choice of cars in Thai showrooms.

Although the V70 XC did manage to attract some Thai fans in second-generation form between 2000-2007, its success may not necessarily be the case today.

That’s because SUVs are now the new trend among families who need something more versatile than a regular saloon or estate. And that particular Volvo serving their needs is the XC90, or even the smaller XC60.

Even if the V90 Cross Country was to be considered for Thai sales, it wouldn’t be launched any soon as the S90 and V90 have yet to join the XC90 in local showrooms.

 

 
 

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1527, Sukhumvit 71 Rd., Suan Luang, Suan Luang, Bangkok 10250 Thailand

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