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Video: Volvo V90 Cross Country D5 Inscription test

Deon Schoeman

The Volvo V90 Cross Country D5 offers a mix of ample power and torque, surefooted intelligent all-wheel drive, a plethora of safety systems, loads of space and cosseting comfort. The result is a package that provides a compelling argument in favour of crossover estates. It’s a unique offering in this segment, but adding all those extras can be a pricey exercise.

SPECS
Make and model: Volvo V90 Cross Country D5  Inscription
Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 969 cc, turbodiesel
Power : 173 kW @ 4 000 rpm
Torque: 480 Nm @ 1 750 – 2 250 rpm
Power-to-weight ratio: 90,10 kW/ton
Gearbox: Eight-speed automatic, AWD
Wheels/tyres : 20-inch alloys, 245/45 R20 tyres

PERFORMANCE
0-100 km/h: 7,5 sec
Top speed: 230 km/h
Fuel tank capacity: 60 litres
Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 5,3 / 8,0 litres/100 km
Operating range (claimed): 1 130/750 km
CO2 emissions: 139 g/km

SUMMARY AND PRICING

PROS
Convincing, comfortable, safe and engaging on and off-road.
CONS
Pricey extras. Engine could be smoother.

Retail price/as tested: R892 950/R1 059 272

Comments

  1. Matthew Saayman

    What is happening with RPM TV, when will we see it again?

    • Deon Schoeman

      Hi Matthew – we are currently off air pending new sponsorship agreements, and are unlikely to return to SuperSport until next year. In the mean time, we are posting two new inserts weekly on our website and our dedicated RPM TV YouTube channel, both of which are free to access. Thanks for you support.

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