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Volvo announces Polestar Engineered edition for V60 and XC60
Following the successful “Polestar Engineered” edition of the Volvo S60, which sold out in less than an hour, Volvo Cars USA is expanding the 415 horsepower performance and styling package to the XC60 SUV and V60 station wagon.
The XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered and V60 T8 Polestar Engineered models start with the T8 drivetrain, which is based on an inline four-cylinder gasoline engine with both a turbocharger and supercharger, plus an electric motor on the rear axle. All together, the T8 system makes 400 hp. The powertrain is then recalibrated to add 15 horsepower and 22 lb-ft. Throttle response sharpens, while handling improves by diverting more power to the rear electric motor.
Famed suspension maker Öhlins supplies its dual flow valve struts and shock absorbers as well as a stiffening brace between the front struts. Stopping power is provided by Polestar’s signature gold-colored, six-piston brake calipers. Enhanced brake cooling comes courtesy of unique Polestar wheels, shared with the S60 variant.
These models will be distinguished on the outside with a blacked-out grille, black chrome exhaust tips, fender flares, and Polestar Engineered badging. The charcoal colored interior is highlighted by aluminum mesh panels with seating that combines Nappa leather with open-grid fabric. Leather also trims the steering wheel and gear shifter. Another trademark Polestar element, gold colored safety belts, provides contrast to the dark upholstery.
We’ll have price and availability information when Volvo releases it.