Volvo will debut a new soft-roader variant of its 60-Series range, the Volvo S60 Cross Country sedan, at next week's Detroit motor show.
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It seems as though the S60 Cross Country will feature all of the same tweaks applied to the V60 Cross Country wagon. Both cars sit on a suspension package that rides 65mm higher than regular S60 and V60 variants.

There's also grey wheel arch extensions that house higher profile rubber wrapped around either 18- or 19-inch wheels, depending on the model.

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Volvo claims that the S60 Cross Country will be the first off-road capable sedan from a premium brand. The idea, though, isn't entirely new, with Subaru having sold a sedan variant of its Outback soft-roader for two generations in North America.

Drivetrain options available include a 186kW/361Nm 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder petrol engine paired with all-wheel drive, a 142kW turbo-diesel four-cylinder with front-wheel drive, and an all-wheel drive 2.5-litre turbo-diesel five-cylinder.

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The Volvo S60 Cross Country goes on sale overseas from around the middle of the year. Australian availability has yet to be confirmed.