Volvo S60 Polestar

2019 Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered Announced With More Power

Polestar Engineered will be the name for high-performance Volvos going forward, starting with the 60 Series T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid cars.

Not to be confused with the new Polestar EV brand, Polestar Engineered trim will include new wheels, brakes, suspension and engine control units. That means more power — the new S60 T8 will go from 400 hp and 472 lb-ft to 415 hp and 494 lb-ft — Brembo monoblock six-piston brakes with increased heat tolerance, Ohlins shocks with dual-flow valves and lightweight wheels that “show off the eye-catching gold-painted, six-piston brake calipers, the new hallmark color for Polestar Engineered components.”

That all sounds good, except for gold being the new hallmark color. Those baby blue wagons were great; we hope they don’t go away. We’ve emailed for confirmation. We’ll update when we hear back.

Twin Engine T8 powertrair is a hybrid electric so as Volvo’s all-in

“Electric cars are our future,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and CEO at Volvo Cars. “Today starts a new era of Volvo electrified models enhanced by Polestar’s performance engineering prowess. This strategy is firmly grounded in our shared belief in an electric future for the car industry.”

The Polestar Engineered option will be next offered on the XC60 SUV (sweet) and the V60 wagon (even sweeter). The new S60, by the way, will be built at Volvo’s first U.S. manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina.


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