• Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
Typically, lifting a sedan means adding on some sheet metal behind the C-pillar, essentially birthing a crossover. Volvo did not get this memo with its latest S60, and we couldn't be happier about it.

The S60 Cross Country is a return to the lifted sedan, a segment popularized by Subaru's late Legacy Outback. With a 2.5-inch hike on its ride height, the CC is basically a four-door version of the five-door V60 Cross Country.

Like that car, it will be offered in the US with all-wheel drive, although European audiences will also be able to pick up the high-riding sedan with front-wheel drive. That car can be had with a 190-horsepower, four-cylinder turbodiesel, while US consumers will only have access to a Volvo's familiar 250-hp five-cylinder turbo.

"The S60 Cross Country is the sole contender in the crossover sedan segment. We have identified a clear niche in the market for a more capable sedan with rugged styling cues and a higher stance. The S60 Cross Country will appeal to people that are searching for an exciting and capable sedan, whilst enjoying the clear benefits that a crossover offers," Volvo's Alain Visser said in a statement.

Look for the new S60 Cross Country to arrive in dealers, somewhat ironically considering its sure-fire appeal to those in the snow belt, this summer.

Take a look up top for our full gallery of live images from the S60 Cross Country's official auto show debut in Detroit.

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