The last remaining wagon in the Volvo range has gained a few new features – and a higher price – for the new model year.
- 2023 Volvo V60 Cross Country pricing and specifications
- Heated rear seats, new infotainment software added
- Mild-hybrid powertrain and one model grade retained
- Priced from $68,490 plus on-road costs, up $3500
The 2023 Volvo V60 Cross Country has been hit with a $3500 price hike for the new model year.
The V60 Cross Country – available in one mild-hybrid ‘B5’ variant – is now priced from $68,490 plus on-road costs, up $3500 from its launch last year, when it replaced three low-riding versions of Volvo’s mid-size V60 wagon.
Coinciding with the price rise is the addition of heated rear seats as standard (previously not available at all, even as an option), new instrument cluster graphics, plus a tweaked rear bumper design without the old model’s dual chrome exhaust tips.
More significant is Volvo’s latest infotainment software, based on Google’s Android Automotive tech, with built-in Google Maps and Google Assistant. Apple CarPlay is included – but the need for Android Auto is made redundant, as the whole infotainment system is Google-based.
Carry-over standard features include a 9.0-inch centre display, 19-inch wheels, heated electric front seats, wireless phone charging, four-zone climate control, a head-up display, power tailgate, leather-accented upholstery, and a suite of advanced safety aids.
A full list of standard features, optional extras and available colours is included at the bottom of this story.
Under the bonnet is the same 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine as before, sending 183kW and 350Nm through an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
A 48-volt mild-hybrid system is fitted, using an ‘integrated starter-generator’ – in place of a traditional starter motor – and a small battery to reduce load on the engine to save fuel, and restart the engine faster off the traffic lights than a normal start-stop system.
Volvo quotes a 0-100km/h time of 6.9 seconds, and claimed fuel consumption of 7.4 litres per 100km in a mix of city and highway driving. Braked towing capacity is rated at 1800kg, matching the S60 sedan, while the fuel tank can hold 60 litres.
The 2023 Volvo V60 Cross Country is on its way to Australian showrooms now.
2023 Volvo V60 Cross Country Australian pricing:
- V60 B5 Cross Country – $68,490 (up $3500)
Note: All prices exclude on-road costs.
2023 Volvo V60 B5 Cross Country standard features include:
- 19-inch alloy wheels (with space-saver spare wheel)
- LED headlights with cornering functionality
- LED fog lights
- 9.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Google integration (including Google Maps) and digital radio
- 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
- Wireless smartphone charging
- Four-zone climate control with cabin filter, humidity sensor
- Heated rear seats (new)
- Head-up display
- Power tailgate
- 10-speaker sound system
- Power-adjustable heated front seat with memory, four-way electric lumbar
- Leather-accented black or black/beige upholstery
- Crystal gear selector
- Heated ‘leather-look’ steering wheel
- Power-folding rear headrests
- Auto-dimming centre and side mirrors
- Illuminated vanity mirrors
- Metal sill plates
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Six airbags
- Adaptive cruise control
- Autonomous emergency braking (forward and reverse)
- Lane-keep assist
- Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving tech (lane centring)
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Traffic sign recognition
- 360-degree camera
- Front, side and rear parking sensors
- Hill descent control
The optional Lifestyle Package can be had in two forms:
- Panoramic sunroof and Harman Kardon sound system ($3200)
- Panoramic sunroof and Bowers and Wilkins sound system ($5500)
Standalone options include:
- Bowers and Wilkins sound system ($4200)
- Harman Kardon sound system ($1900)
- Perforated nappa leather upholstery with ventilated front seats ($3150)
- Rear privacy glass ($750)
- Panoramic sunroof ($2400)
- Massaging front seats ($1100)
- 20-inch alloy wheels ($3700)
Available colours include (all are no-cost options):
- Black Stone
- Onyx Black
- Crystal White Pearl
- Denim Blue
- Fusion Red
- Thunder Grey
- Platinum Grey (new)
- Silver Dawn (new)
- Bright Dusk (new)
Birch Light, Pine Grey, Ice White and Bright Silver have been dropped from the colour palette.
Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed for Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flicking through car magazines as a young age, to growing up around performance vehicles in a car-loving family.