The U.S. and Canada will get the first V60 Cross Country wagons.
"They will launch with Volvo's five-cylinder 250-horsepower gasoline engine with all-wheel drive coupled to an automatic transmission delivering a highly competitive 23 mpg," Volvo said.
Ground clearance on the V60 Cross Country is increased 2.6 inches compared to the standard V60.
Standard equipment on the V60 Cross Country includes Hill Descent Control, which controls the car's speed automatically when driving down steep inclines. Other details include skid plates, side scuff plates and fender extenders.
The cabin gets sport seats in black leather.
Pricing has not been announced.
Volvo says the V60 Cross Country is an important part of its North American growth plan.
Edmunds says: The Cross Country name carries a lot of weight with consumers who seek a rugged, yet comfortable all-weather vehicle. This will be a tantalizing choice for many.