Volvo XC60, V40 models next in line for Polestar versions

Article by Andrew Christian, on August 22, 2014

Volvo is planning to expand its lineup of Polestar models and according to the latest rumors the Swedish manufacturer is currently deciding if it will work on the V40 or the XC60. Volvo already offers the Polestar S60 sedan and V60 estate models but wants to improve sales of its high-performance offerings.

Previous reports said that Volvo was planning a V40 Polestar but according to company’s powertrain boss Derek Crabb this is not true. Why? Because each of the individual markets want a different model such as a V40, XC60 or S60.

Still, the company considers that it can’t do it commercially and needs to rationalize that. If the current Polestar models from Volvo are powered by a six-cylinder engines that develops 350 hp, the upcoming models will get a high-performance version of the four-cylinder Drive-E powerplant.

The latest addition in the Polestar lineup was the V60 Polestar. Just like the S60 Polestar, the V60 is powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbocharged T6 engine that generates 350 hp (257 kW) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque.

The engine is bolted to a six-speed automatic transmission fitted with a new paddle shift system that delivers the power to through the Polestar-developed Haldex four-wheel drive system. The model accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds, while top speed is 250 km/h (155 mph).

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