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Volvo S60 to debut Polestar Engineered package

14 June, 2018, 13:00 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • 2019 Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered Announced With More Power

The aesthetic modifications will also include Polestar emblems, black chrome exhaust tips, and gold seat belts. But these new Polestar Engineered models are just the first step in Volvo one day finally rivalling brands such as BMW M and AMG, as full-fat Polestar models will likely hit even harder on the electrified sports auto drum.

The current V60 covers the 0-62mph dash in 5.1 seconds, but the extra power, combined with software changes to the automatic gearbox, should help Polestar Engineered versions dip under five - numbers which should put the Polestar roughly on par with the S4.

Indeed, Volvo recently announced that all of its future Polestar products - think Mercedes-Benz's AMG or BMW's M products - would be electric.


Given Polestar's focus on electric performance, the first Polestar Engineered upgrade is for a plug-in hybrid version of the new S60, in this case the range-topping S60 T8 Twin Engine which combines a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 at the front axle with an electric motor at the rear. A new strut bar and the adjustable shock absorber design are brought over from the larger Polestar 1 coupe.

After the Polestar 1 to be produced next year, the new marque goes all-electric, all-the-time, though Volvo will use that subbrand to tune its own PHEV models beginning with the next S60 sport sedan. "This strategy is firmly grounded in our shared belief in an electric future for the vehicle industry". "All components have been fine-tuned to work together, delivering a responsive and exciting drivers' auto".

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 facility will handle production for all S60s as the first Volvo model to be made in the US.

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