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2015 Volvo S60, V60 Polestar Production Expands by Another 750 Units

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 2/24/2015 Jason Udy

With the unexpected popularity of the Volvo S60 Polestar and V60 Polestar models in 2014, Volvo's tuning arm has expanded production by 750 units globally. Last year, the Polestar models were available in eight countries, but for 2015 the Volvo S60 Polestar and V60 Polestar will be sold in 13 countries worldwide.

“The Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar are selling faster than we expected, and we have, as a result decided to expand into new markets,” said Anders H. Gustavsson, Vice President Special Products at Volvo Car Group. “Polestar remains an integral performance brand partner and this is a clear sign of confidence in the potential of this partnership.”

Based on the 2015 Volvo S60 T6 sedan and V60 T6 wagon, the Polestar models feature updated suspension, braking, and drivetrain components. The chassis has been upgraded with Ohlins shocks, stiffer Polestar springs and bushings. The front brakes have been upgraded with 14.6-inch rotors clamped by Brembo six-piston calipers and Brembo pads, while Brembo pads in stock calipers clamp the stock 11.9-inch rear rotors. A set of 20x8-inch Polestar wheels wrapped in 245/35ZR20 Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires round out the handling bits.

2015 Volvo S60, V60 Polestar Production Expands by Another 750 Units

Polestar models are still powered by Volvo’s 3.0-liter turbocharged I-6, which has been boosted to 345 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Engine upgrades include a new twin-scroll Borg Warner turbo, larger intercooler, Polestar 2.5-inch exhaust with 3.5-inch tips. The six-speed automatic transmission with paddles shifters has been recalibrated for faster shifts, and features launch control and a curve-hold function. Polestar models also receive a recalibrated stability control system and Haldex differential.

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In 2014, the initial run of Polestar models (750 units) was available in eight countries, including Australia, Canada, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the U.S. This year, availablility of the 2015 will be expanded to the Middle East including Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Source: Polestar

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