Volvo is launching a new electrified performance offer called Polestar Engineered, specifically developed for its upcoming 60 Series plug-in hybrid cars. The package tweaks the wheels, brakes, suspension and engine control unit for higher performance and better fuel economy.
Volvo’s performance arm and electrified label Polestar has applied its engineering power to boost the new 60 series due to launch next week in two plug-in hybrid versions. The offer from Polestar though is exclusively available on the top-of-the-line T8 Twin Engine and positioned even above Volvo’s R Design versions.
In detail, the package glamourises wheels, brakes, suspension and engine control to optimise performance and fuel economy.
New lightweight wheels have an open design to show off the golden-painted brake calipers, the new colour signifying Polestar Engineered components.
The brake pads have increased heat tolerance while the brake discs’ slotted design further improves heat reduction.
The Polestar Engineered multi-link front and rear suspension incorporates Öhlins shock absorbers. The strut bar and adjustable shock absorber design are shared with the Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid performance car.
Fine-tuning of the engine’s control unit increases the S60 electrified T8 Twin Engine output. The software upgrades improve fuel consumption and emissions-neutral performance, and refines the automatic gear selection.
Polestar Engineered will also be offered on the new V60 estate and XC60 SUV plug-in hybrid from next year.