Both will be discontinued for the 2022 model year, but the Cross Country stays around.
This year has been a great year for Volvo. In July the Swedish automaker reported record sales in the first half of 2021 thanks to a spike in demand for electrified vehicles. Clearly, Volvo's big push for electrification is paying off. Unfortunately, a part of its lineup is suffering, and we bet you can guess which one.
In the US, Volvo sold 63,754 vehicles in the first half of this year. As expected, most of those sales were SUVs and crossovers like the XC40, XC60, and XC90, which continue to be Volvo's best-selling models. Volvo is also one of few automakers that still sells wagons in the US, but the automaker's US lineup in that niche is about to get smaller.
Volvo has confirmed to CarBuzz that the Volvo V90 will be discontinued for the 2022 model year in the US, as will the smaller V60. It's not all bad news though, because rugged V90 Cross Country will remain on sale for the 2022 model year. The Volvo S90 is also being spared the axe and the V60 Polestar Engineered will live on for the 2022 model year too.
One of the sleekest wagons in its class, the V90 debuted for the 2017 model year, but sales have been uninspiring to say the least. Between 2017 and 2020, Volvo sold a measly 1,453 units of the V90 wagon in America. For comparison, Volvo sold 132,616 XC90s in the same period. Looking at those lackluster sales figures, we're not surprised Volvo decided to discontinue the regular V90.
Volvo is partly to blame for the V90's demise, though. Whereas the V90 Cross Country was stocked in dealerships, the regular wagon version was only available as a special order, giving it far less exposure to potential buyers.
With Volvo focusing on expanding its electric lineup, CEO Hakan Samuelsson recently admitted the Swedish automaker will still sell sedans and wagons but "probably not as many." If you've been on the fence about buying a Volvo V90 or V60 sedan, you may want to place an order while you still can because they won't be around much longer.