The Volvo XC60, V60 Polestar Engineered versions will go on sale in the international markets this summer.
Swedish premium car manufacturer Volvo has uncovered the sporty Polestar Engineered Volvo XC60 SUV and V60 estate versions to the automotive world. From the visual standpoints, these cars through the hands of Polestar’s engineering expertise look slightly different from the regular version. They display a freshened front and rear bumpers, redesigned ten-spoke alloy wheels with flared wheel arches along with a prominent black front grille that helps roll out an overall bolder, sportier and more aggressive characteristics on the exterior.
Volvo is busy preparing for the launch of the Polestar versions of the XC60 and V60 in the global market.
Similar to the S60 Polestar version, the Polestar Engineered V60 and XC60 come with a T8 Plug-in Twin-Engine hybrid powertrain system. Specifically, powering the cars is a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged and supercharged petrol engine producing a total power of 415 hp and a decent torque of 669 Nm, which boast an increase by 15 hp and 33 Nm when compared to the standard XC60 T8 version. Suspension kits, on the other hand, have been tweaked for an enhanced handling and responsiveness thanks to the Öhlins-sourced front strut tower brace.
The Volvo XC60 and V60 Polestar models distinguish themselves from the regular version by a set of 10-spoke alloys wheels.
Anders Gustafsson who is currently the President & CEO of Volvo USA said that,
"The introduction of the new Polestar Engineered trim on the S60 sold out online in under an hour. Polestar Engineered modifications to the XC60 and V60 offer an additional dose of performance to an already powerful, responsive and efficient vehicle."
This type of engine can be found under the S60 Polestar’s bonnet as well but it rolls out a different state of tune of 405 horsepower. Considering that the standard Volvo XC60 T8 model is capable of doing the 0-100 km/h sprint in almost 5 seconds, this Polestar Engineered version should be faster for sure.
Interior wise, what should be highlighted inside the cabins of those vehicles are a set of sporty upholstery packed with additional bolstering, a dark grey interior colour theme as well as the Polestar gold-finished seatbelts.
Until now, there is no official statement from the carmaker about the launch of neither V60 nor XC60 Polestar in India. However, now that the company’s domestic sales performance is moving upwards, it is highly likely that Volvo will bring these vehicles to the Indian market someday along the line.