Lifted Volvo V60 Cross Nation lands within the UK in D4 diesel guise. We see how properly it fares on British Tarmac The final time we obtained our fingers on Volvo’s new V60 Cross Nation, we occurred to be within the north of Sweden, simply south of the Arctic Circle. Not precisely the warmest place on Earth, then; and in late January, with snow and ice overlaying the frozen roads, and the temperature dropping as little as -30C, it’s not precisely the best surroundings to place a brand new automotive by its paces, both.Nonetheless, regardless of the cruel situations we nonetheless had our suspicions that when the jacked-up property automotive made its option to the UK, we’d discover it to be a refined and impressively snug household wagon. Now, on what’s an unseasonably heat February day in Suffolk, we’re lastly in a position to put that speculation beneath the microscope.It’s value stating at this level that the actual pressure of V60 Cross Nation being examined at present is completely different to the one we encountered out in deepest, darkest Scandinavia. The place that mannequin was the petrol-powered T5 model, that is the £38,270 oil-burning D4 – which is at present the one spinoff of the V60 Cross Nation obtainable right here in Britain. The T5 will arrive at a later date, thoughts.That four-cylinder diesel engine develops a modest 189bhp, whereas a torque determine of 295lb ft – unfold from 1750-2500rpm – ensures this most good-looking of Volvos isn’t quick on pulling energy. That is all then boxed up and delivered to all 4 wheels through an eight-speed computerized ‘field.