First Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar models roll off the production line

Article by Andrew Christian, on June 26, 2014

Volvo has rolled off the first Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar from its Volvo Torslanda site for delivery to its first owners. Volvo’s Torslanda site recently marked 50 years of production with a total of over 6.8 million cars rolling off its production line, starting from the Amazon in 1964 and to the Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar.

The Polestar model also marked the first time the site produced a vehicle for an independent partner. Henrik Fries, S/V60 Polestar Technical Project Manager, expressed delight in rolling off of the first Polestar from the Volvo factory.

He remarked that the car was “a satisfying result of many hours of work” by the people of Polestar and Volvo.

Magnus Hellsten, Vice President Car Manufacturing Europe at Volvo Cars, also expressed delight in seeing the first cars leave the plant, adding that it has been an “exciting journey” with Polestar to see the Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar progress from the drawing board to the actual complete product.

The plant will build a total of 750 S60s and V60 Polestars this year, to be delivered to customers in Canada, the Netherlands, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.

Fries remarked that they were able to have Polestar produced at the site without interrupting the output of other models. Aside from the S60 and the V60 Polestar, the Torslanda site also builds the XCV70, S80 and other models.

The new Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar feature a chassis with high performance dampers and brakes. The four-wheel drive units are powered by a 350-hp turbo charged 6-cylinder engine.

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Production start of the new Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar

The first Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar cars have left the Volvo Torslanda factory plant on their way to customers around the world as production has begun.

”We are very happy to see the first ever complete production cars from Polestar be built in the Volvo factory. It is a satisfying result of many hours of work by the people of Polestar and Volvo behind this,” said Henrik Fries, S/V60 Polestar Technical Project Manager.

The Volvo factory in Torslanda celebrated 50 years recently with a total of over 6.8 million cars having been produced, starting with the Amazon model in 1964 and all the way to the new S60 and V60 Polestar today. The Polestar model also marks the first ever independent partner being introduced to the production process.

”We are delighted to see the first cars leave the factory and it has been an exciting journey together with Polestar to see these cars from the drawing board until the actual finalized product being produced with us on the factory line,” said Magnus Hellsten, VP Car Manufacturing Europe at Volvo Car Corporation.

A total of 750 cars will be produced of the S60 and V60 Polestar model this year, heading to customers in Canada, the Netherlands, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the USA.

”It is an exciting process as there are many new and unique Polestar components that needs to work seamlessly in the Volvo factory without interrupting the production of other models. It was a truly proud moment to see the first Polestar blue cars on the production line together with the XCV70, S80 and other models. The cooperation with Volvo works really well and we are looking forward to an exciting future together,” said Fries.

The new Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar features a thoroughly developed chassis with high performance dampers and brakes which in combination with four-wheel drive and 350 hp from a turbo charged 6-cylinder engine creates a driver’s car for all year.

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