Volvo Comes To Detroit With S60 Inscription, XC90 R-Design and S60 Cross Country

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Swedish carmaker introduces trio of new models to US market.

Volvo plans to eschew auto shows in favor of online marketing, but arrived in Detroit with a trio of new models as it looks to cement its foothold in the US marketplace. The new S60 Inscription showcased the luxury side of the Swedish marque. Based on the Chinese-market S60L, it sports a longer wheelbase resulting in 3.4 inches more rear-seat legroom. Special interior touches include leather upholstery, walnut and satin metal trim, a moon roof, ambient lighting and unique 19-inch alloys.

Opt for the Platinum package and Volvo will throw in the full Sensus technology pack, as well as nice upgrades like Xenon lighting and a Harman Kardon sound system. Volvo's T5 engine, a 2.5-liter turbo five-pot rated at 250 hp, provides motivation to either the front or all four wheels. Presenting its sporty interpretation on the all-new XC90 SUV, the R-Design trim affords the crossover a more aggressive look courtesy of a new grille, front spoiler, integrated twin exhausts, silver roof rails, silver matte mirror covers, silk metal window surround, rectangular exhausts, and a set of unique 20-inch alloys. Satin-finish blue rounds off the model beautifully.

Inside, the R-Design model is upholstered in Nubuk and Nappa leather, contour sport seats, a perforated leather steering wheel and gearshift knob, paddle shifters, and illuminated tread plates. The S60 Cross Country, like the V60 CC, has a raised ride height of 2.5 inches over the standard sedan, and presents a return to the lifted sedan made famous by the Legacy Outback. All-wheel-drive will be standard in the US, and power will come from Volvo's 250-hp five-cylinder turbo. The new S60 Cross Country will hit dealerships this summer.


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