Volvo launches Polestar Engineered performance pack

Polestar

Polestar

The difference here is that Polestar is focused on "electrification" and the first of the new-generation "Polestar Engineered" products will be the T8 version of the third-generation S60 sedan that's due to be revealed in a week from now. The calipers are painted in Polestar yellow, and the emblems, black chrome exhaust pipes and golden seat belts will let others know your Volvo is special, much as the M-badge and AMG symbols do for BMW and Mercedes.

Polestar may be its own brand now, but it will also continue to act as the performance arm of Volvo for the foreseeable future.

Looking ahead, Volvo will release Polestar Engineered versions of the V60 and the XC60.


"Electric cars are our future". All Volvo models will be available with electrified powertrains by 2019, and the new S60 will be available with the T8 supercharged, turbocharged, plug-in electric 2.0-liter I-4. "Today starts a new era of Volvo electrified models enhanced by Polestar's performance engineering prowess. This strategy is firmly grounded in our shared belief in an electric future for the auto industry", said Håkan Samuelsson, president and CEO at Volvo Cars. Volvo said that the software upgrades used to achieve this also unlock greater fuel economy and improved pure-electric performance, while smoothing out the eight-speed gearbox's operation through more effective torque fill. A new strut bar and the adjustable shock absorber design are brought over from the larger Polestar 1 coupe. Seatbelt straps are gold, too, and the auto comes with Polestar emblems and black chrome exhaust pipes.

The announcement comes shortly before the Swedish automaker is expected to unveil its new S60 sedan, which will be built in Charleston, South Carolina. The plant is the sole production site for the new S60, which is the first Volvo vehicle made in the US. "All components have been fine-tuned to work together, delivering a responsive and exciting drivers' auto".

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