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Volvo Car Corporation Introduces New Polestar Powertrain

S60 & V60 Polestar’s Now Equipped with Enhanced Drive-E Powertrain


RICHMOND HILL, ON. (April 1st, 2016.) The new evolution of the Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar takes the next step forward in performance and efficiency, introducing a heightened version of the award-winning Drive-E powertrain from Volvo Cars. The new Polestar features an enhanced four-cylinder, 2.0 litre twin-charged Drive-E engine producing 367 horsepower and 347 lb-ft of torque. The vehicle sprints from 0-100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds thanks to the Polestar-tuned BorgWarner four-wheel drive system and the new Polestar-optimized eight-speed Geartronic automatic gearbox.


Additional changes compared to a standard T6 engine include a bigger turbo, new connecting rods, new camshafts, a larger air intake and a higher capacity fuel pump. Other new features included on the upcoming Polestar model include a 20” rim, Polestar calibrated electro-assisted power steering and a new slotted brake disc.


In 2016, 47 markets will receive Polestar vehicles – compared to 13 in 2015 – and the production volume will now increase to over 1000 units globally.


The 2017 Polestar will be available in Canada in Fall, 2016.


About Volvo Car Canada

Volvo Car Canada Ltd. is part of the Volvo Car Group of Gothenburg, Sweden. The company provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to the 34 Volvo automobile retailers across the country. The S60, S80, V60, XC60 & XC90 are among vehicles that have been awarded the prestigious new Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety).  Volvo Cars is committed to Vision 2020, our goal that no one shall be killed or seriously injured in a Volvo by the year 2020.


About Volvo Car Group

Volvo has been in operation since 1927. Today, Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world with sales of 503,127 in 2015 in about 100 countries. Volvo Cars has been under the ownership of the Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely Holding) of China since 2010. It formed part of the Swedish Volvo Group until 1999, when the company was bought by Ford Motor Company of the US. In 2010, Volvo Cars was acquired by Geely Holding.


As of December 2014, Volvo Cars had over 25,000 employees worldwide. Volvo Cars head office, product development, marketing and administration functions are mainly located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Cars head office for China is located in Shanghai. The company’s main car production plants are located in Gothenburg (Sweden), Ghent (Belgium) and Chengdu (China), while engines are manufactured in Skövde (Sweden) and Zhangjiakou (China) and body components in Olofström (Sweden).


Old S60, Old V60, 2016
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