With more and more people inclining towards SUVs, estate car market has been very weak in India, however Volvo hopes to change that with the launch of the new V90 Cross Country.
The car is set to launch in the country sometime in the middle of this year, according to a report on Autocar India.
The standard V90 is an estate version of of the S90 sedan, and hence carries the same front end and same list of equipments as it sedan cousin.
In order to appeal to the Indian buyers, who are now quite fond of the SUV, Volvo is bringing in the V90 Cross Country in the country.
The V90 Cross Country comes with a more aggressive appeal with bolder bumpers, black cladding and rugged scuff-plating at the front and rear, similar to what is found on the V40 Cross Country and S60 Cross Country, currently on sale in India.
India bound V90 Cross Country will also get roof-rails, higher ground clearance and AWD, to make it more practical than the V90. It will have 560 litres of boot space, which can be expanded to 1,526 litres by folding the seats on the second row.
It expected to be powered by the more powerful 225hp D5 engine from the XC90.