Roman recently was flown out to Arizona by Volvo to test drive and experience the all new 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country. This all new vehicle from the Swedish automaker is chock full of interesting and exciting new features. However, there is one that is particularly interesting for those who intend to use the V90 Cross Country as a utility vehicle. That is of course the all new disappearing tow hook which Volvo has fitted to the V90 Cross Country.
This wagon comes with Volvo’s ever-interesting 2.0L ‘twin-charged’ (turbocharged and supercharged) four-cylinder engine which makes 316 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. That motor hooks up to an 8-speed automatic transmission powering all four wheels. While it certainly isn’t built for the purpose of towing a huge amount, the V90 Cross Country does actually pull a decent load at about 3,500 pounds. As Roman demonstrates in the video, the V90 has no issues towing a fairly decent sized boat out of the water.
But what we really care about is the way in which you access the tow hitch on this utility wagon. There is a small button in the trunk, located underneath the seat-folding buttons which releases the tow hitch from a small cutout in the rear bumper. You simply swing the tow hitch out and lock it in place to hook up any trailer that is within the towing weight limit.
To see how easy this tow-hook release is to use, and watch the V90 tow a real payload, be sure to watch the whole video!