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.