Volvo Launches Successor To Subaru Outback SUS

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
volvo launches successor to subaru outback sus

The Volvo V60 Cross Country makes sense. But this?

The S60 Cross Country, much like the former Subaru Outback SUS, is a sedan with the ride height of a crossover. Powered by a 2.5L 5-cylinder engine, the AWD sedan is probably not what Volvo needs to gain a bettert foothold in the U.S. market.

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  • Tekdemon Tekdemon on Jan 09, 2015

    Am I the only one who doesn't understand why the hell there is both a V60 Cross Country and an XC60 to begin with? The V60 CC is more money but has less cargo capacity despite being the exact same length (ok, it's 0.2 inches shorter). So it's for people who want a taller crossover but don't want it quite that tall?! I'm guessing it has better fuel economy but it seems like all this effort would be better used fine tuning the XC60. Volvo seems to be trying the BMW strategy of having a weird niche sized vehicle in every shape and form but I don't think they have the budget to be wasting it on cars that are going to sell 5000 units a year.

  • Scott25 Scott25 on Jan 10, 2015

    Amazing. By far the greatest car idea I've seen in the last little while.

  • Cha65697928 High earners should pay less for tickets because they provide the tax revenue that funds the police. 2-3 free speeding tix per year should be fair.
  • Art Vandelay So the likely way to determine one’s income would be via the tax return. You guys are going to be real disappointed when some of the richest folks pay no speeding fine the same way they minimize their taxes
  • Teddyc73 A resounding NO. This has "Democrat" "Socialism" "liberalism" "Progressivism" and "Communism" written all over it.
  • Jeffrey An all electric entry level vehicle is needed and as a second car I'm interested. Though I will wait for it to be manufactured in the states with US components eligible for the EV credit.
  • Bob65688581 Small by American standards, this car is just right for Europe, and probably China, although I don't really know, there. Upscale small cars don't exist in the US because Americans associate size and luxury, so it will have a tough time in the States... but again Europe is used to such cars. Audi has been making "small, upscale" since forever. As usual, Americans will miss an opportunity. I'll buy one, though!Contrary to your text, the EX30 has nothing whatsoever to do with the XC40 or C40, being built on a dedicated chassis.