Volvo fans in India have one more reason to celebrate with the arrival of the first polestar variant – the Volvo S60 Polestar at a price of volvo s60 polestar.
The S60 Polestar has been launched by the Swedish company as just one model for now and and based on how well this particular model is received, the automaker could launch more models in India. The Volvo S60 Polestar will go head to head with the likes of the Mercedes-AMG C43.
While the automaker is launching the 2017 version of the S60 Polestar in India with a bigger engine, the previous version had a T6 engine which was an in-line 6 motor, making close to 340 bhp. For the 2017 version, the company has used big 6-cylinder engines with a downsized 2.0 Litre engine with 4 cylinders.
The new engine makes more power than before at 362 bhp and develops a peak torque of 470 Nm. Massive numbers for a sedan if you ask us. The engine comes mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission unit with paddle shifters. It also gets bigger air intake, a larger turbo, and electronically controlled air flaps, which has also improved the car’s ability to now do 0-100 kmph sprint is done in 4.7 seconds. Top speed has been electronically limited at 250 kmph.
The suspension of the car is now 80 per cent stiffer than regular S60 and it gets pure carbon fibre strut braces at the front for better steering feel and controls. The front bumper induces 31 kg downforce at 250 kmph and 15 kg at the rear with the spoiler as well. As for safety, the Volvo S60 Polestar comes with dual front airbags, passenger airbags and SIPS airbags along with whiplash protection for the front seat, ISOFIX mounts, Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and more.
The 2017 Volvo S60 Polestar is lighter than the earlier model, by a decent 20 kg for that matter courtesy the smaller engine and use of lightweight material. Other updates include larger brakes, 20-inch Polestar alloy wheels and of course cosmetic updates like the R-Design treatment and signature blue paint scheme. Up front, the revised grille and bumper comes with glossy black treatment and there is also the ‘Polestar’ badging at the rear.
Step inside and you would see that the 2017 S60 Polestar gets sports seats up front, carbon-fibre inserts and sporty leather upholstery. The car comes with metal foot pedals, carbon fibre treatment for the centre console, and an infotainment display at the centre of the dashboard. The car also gets a new chrome-accented gear lever with ‘Polestar’ branding.