Volvo V60 and S60 Polestar make world debut

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 14:00
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RELEASE: Debut for new Volvos

Volvo’s new S60 and V60 Polestar models will hit the UK in June next year, it has been confirmed.

The cars, based on the latest generation Volvo S60 and V60, mark the start of an extended Polestar production model range.

They will be powered by a developed version of a six-cylinder turbo-charged T6 engine, capable of producing 350hp at 5,700rpm.

It will be paired with a six-speed automatic gearbox, featuring a new paddle shift system that takes the estate from 0-62mph in 4.9seconds.

The interior has been reworked with new details, materials and Polestar colours.

Christian Dahl, CEO of Polestar, said: “We are all very excited and proud over our launch of two new cars as yet another step towards a range of Polestar Engineered Volvo cars available for people like us around the world.

“To do it together with Volvo, one of the world’s leading car manufacturers, is greatly satisfying and we look forward to an exciting future.”

Alain Visser, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Volvo Cars, added: “It is very satisfying to see how Polestar have been able to combine this level of driving performance in their interpretation of the S60 and V60 with maintained original service program, class-leading safety features and certified fuel and emission ratings.

“Customers buying this car will get the best from both Polestar and Volvo.”