The new Volvo S60 is set for sale in the U.S., Canada, the Netherlands, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.K. in 2014. According to Volvo, further markets and final production numbers will be revealed next year. The V60 Polestar model will also go on sale in 2014.
“It is very satisfying to see how Polestar has 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,” said Alain Visser, senior vice president marketing, sales & customer service at Volvo Cars. “Customers buying this car will get the best from both Polestar and Volvo.”
According to Volvo, the car is based on the latest generation Volvo S/V60 and marks the start of an extended Polestar production model range. Development of the car has been ongoing over the past years — picking up from the C30 and S60 concept cars and the Australian S60 Polestar.
“We are proud to present the S60 and V60 Polestar,” said Christian Dahl, CEO of Polestar. “A car developed for those who share our passion at Polestar: That driving really matters and that a true driver’s car should enable you to enjoy driving all year, on all roads and in all weather conditions. This is a driver’s car for real life.”
Features include a six-cylinder turbo-charged T6 engine with a new twin-scroll turbo and intercooler to produce 350 HP/257 kW at 5700 rpm; a recalibrated six-speed automatic gearbox with a new paddle shift system; and an updated interior with new details, materials and Polestar colors.
”Our motorsport co-operation with Polestar has been going on for almost two decades and it is rewarding to see how Polestar can use their experiences from motorsport to engineer such an exciting and competent car,” said Derek Crabb, motorsport director at Volvo Car Group.