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.
According to Volvo, S60 models that receive the Polestar Engineered treatment are positioned above its R-Design versions. Gold will replace light blue as Polestar's new hallmark color, the company notes.
The new Volvo XC60 SUV landed on the scene a full two years after its bigger brother XC90 received a complete redesign; both SUVs' predecessors were on the shelf past their expiration dates. As a.
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"Electric cars are our future", said Håkan Samuelsson, CEO of Volvo. "This strategy is firmly grounded in our shared belief in an electric future for the vehicle industry". 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.
The announcement comes one week before the company will reveal its new S60 premium sports sedan at the inauguration of its first United States manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina.
The upgrade will include new lightweight alloys framing gold-painted brake callipers, with that hue set to become the new signature colour for Polestar Engineered components. These Polestar Engineered cars all come with badges, black chrome exhaust pipes and golden seatbelts to better distinguish them from lesser-tuned Volvos. "All components have been fine-tuned to work together, delivering a responsive and exciting drivers' auto". The plant is the sole production site for the new S60, which is the first Volvo vehicle made in the US.