Volvo Teases Polestar Engineered S60 Model

Volvo Teases Polestar Engineered S60 Model

"Electric cars are our future", said Håkan Samuelsson, president and CEO at Volvo Cars, and "today starts a new era of Volvo electrified models enhanced by Polestar's performance engineering prowess".

According to Volvo, S60 models that receive the Polestar Engineered treatment are positioned above its R-Design versions.

Polestar has fine-tuned the engine control unit to raise the T8 plug-in hybrid drivetrain's outputs from 298kW and 640Nm to 309kW and 670Nm. Like that vehicle, these high-spec "60 series" models will incorporate Polestar's new aesthetic trademarks, such as gold-painted brake calipers, Brembo monoblock units in this case. It is the first of three confirmed Polestar Engineered models.

We'll have to wait until next week to see the all-new South Carolina-built Volvo S60 in its entirety.

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You'll be able to spot a Polestar Engineered vehicle, thanks to its gold-painted brake calipers set behind unique, lightweight wheels.

Polestar Engineered will also be offered on the new V60 estate and XC60 SUV from next year, available globally in limited numbers via Volvo dealerships and Care by Volvo, the company's premium auto subscription service. Uniquely available for the flagship T8 model, and set to be offered for the V60 and XC60 in 2019, the package features powertrain, brake, wheel and suspension upgrades. The tweaks are also expected to improve refinement of the eight-speed automatic transmission and lower the fuel consumption. A new strut bar and the adjustable shock absorber design are brought over from the larger Polestar 1 coupe.

Other Polestar Engineered touches include the sport seats, black chrome exhaust tips, and the yellow accents for example on the brake calipers and seat belts. Seatbelt straps are gold, too, and the vehicle comes with Polestar emblems and black chrome exhaust pipes.

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