Polestar Engineered performance packages launched

2019 Volvo S60 T8 Twin Engine Polestar Engineered

These upgrades will be shown in full when the production S60 saloon is revealed in the U.S. next week. The plant is the sole production site for the new S60, which is the first Volvo auto made in the US. The changes encompass upgrades to the suspension, brakes and engine management system. The offer reflects Volvo Cars' and Polestar's commitment to electrification. Polestar Engineered models can be purchased through Volvo dealers or through the company's Care by Volvo subscription service. "This strategy is firmly grounded in our shared belief in an electric future for the vehicle industry".

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 vehicle subscription service. Following its debut on the S60 sedan, a Polestar Engineered treatment will be available for the XC60 crossover and even the V60 wagon.

Volvo " s performance offshoot, Polestar, has announced a series of upgrades it will be offering on top-spec T8 versions of its upcoming S60 saloon. Like that auto, 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.

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Extra changes are largely cosmetic, the Polestar Engineered vehicle identified by a few gold highlights (that now the Polestar hallmark colour) inside and out, plus black chrome exhaust pipes. Polestar Engineered cars will use Brembo monoblock brakes with six-piston calipers, as well as new brake pads with increased heat tolerance. Also featured are adjustable Öhlins shock absorbers, paired with a new front strut brace, both shared with the Polestar 1.

In terms of power, Volvo is claiming that an S60 T8 Twin Engine Polestar Engineered will produce 415hp and 494lb ft, up from 400hp and 472 as standard. The software upgrades improve fuel consumption and emissions-neutral performance, and refines the automatic gear selection. "All components have been fine-tuned to work together, delivering a responsive and exciting driver's vehicle".

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