Volvo isn't giving up ground in the all-wheel-drive station wagon market to Subaru, as has just about every other automaker.
The Swedish company will introduce the Volvo V60 Cross Country at the Los Angeles Auto Show in just a few weeks. The V60 Cross Country has been in the works since the debut of the V60 itself.
It will become Volvo's smallest awd model in the U.S.
The V60 Cross Country will make use of Volvo's 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder gas engine, which Volvo says will produce 250 hp (and presumably 266 pounds-feet of torque) in Cross Country tune, coupled with all-wheel drive and an automatic transmission.
The company says the Cross Country's five-cylinder engine should be good for a combined 23 mpg, well below the 29 combined mpg rating of the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four V60 front-wheel-drive model, though specific EPA figures won't be published until the start of sales.