After substantially exceeding customer demand expectations in 2014, the Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar get a renewed production of 750 cars in 2015 and expand to 13 countries around the world.
”We are delighted to see the positive response from customers all over the world on our very first production car. This marks another important milestone for Polestar,” said Christian Dahl, CEO of Polestar.
After rolling out the cars to customers in eight countries last year, the S60 and V60 Polestar will be expanded to the Middle East for 2015, a region showing strong interest for Polestar. The new countries to get the MY16 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar include Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
“The Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar are selling faster than we expected, and we have, as a result decided to expand into new markets. Polestar remains an integral performance brand partner and this is a clear sign of confidence in the potential of this partnership,” said Anders H. Gustavsson, Vice President Special Products at Volvo Car Group.
The Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar are designed to carry Polestar’s engineering philosophy to deliver an engaging, precise and confident driving experience in all weathers, on all roads and in all seasons.
”I have just returned from racing in Australia where I spent a lot of time behind the wheel of my Volvo S60 Polestar. First thing when I got back to Sweden, I picked up my Volvo V60 Polestar and drove it 1200 kilometres from Polestar to my home in the north of Sweden. I have lived with it in the harsh and hot conditions of Australia, as well as the cold and snowy Sweden and it delivers a great driving experience as well as driver confidence wherever you go,” said Robert Dahlgren, Polestar racing and development driver.
Read more about the Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar on www.nextpolestar.com.
Volvo S60 Polestar
0-100 km/h 4.9 sec
0-200 km/h 17.7 sec
0-60 mph 4.7 sec
0-120 mph 16.6 sec
Top speed 250 km/h* / 155 mph*
Volvo V60 Polestar
0-100 km/h 5.0 sec
0-200 km/h 17.8 sec
0-60 mph 4.8 sec
0-120 mph 16.7 sec
Top speed 250 km/h* / 155 mph*
* = Electronically limited
Polestar Öhlins shock absorber system
Polestar front strut brace with carbon fibre enforcement
80% stiffer Polestar springs compared to S/V60 T6 R-Design
Front: 62 N/mm
Rear: 67 N/mm (S60) 72 N/mm (V60)
Stiffer Polestar top mount front and rear
Stiffer Polestar tie blade bushing
Tires and rims
Michelin Pilot Super Sport 245/35 ZR20 (95Y) XL
Polestar bespoke rims, 20×8”
Polestar calibrated stability control system
6-cylinder inline T6 engine, 2953 cc
258 kW (350 hp DIN / 345 hp SAE) @ 5250 rpm
500 Nm (369 lb-ft) @ 3000-4750 rpm
Max 6500 rpm
New twin-scroll Borg Warner turbo
Max boost 1.2 bar
Polestar 2.5” stainless full-flow exhaust system with twin 3.5” tail pipes
AWF21 automatic gearbox with paddle shift system
Polestar transmission calibration for faster gearshifts, launch control and curve-hold functionality
Polestar Haldex calibration for more rear torque dynamic distribution
Polestar/Brembo 6 piston brake calipers
371×32 mm ventilated and floating Brembo discs
Pads: Brembo HP1000
302×22 mm ventilated discs
Pads: Brembo HP2000
S60: 1766 kg / 3893 lb (same as S60 T6 R-Design)
V60: 1834 kg / 4043 lb (same as V60 T6 R-Design)
Fuel consumption (combined)
9.9 l/100 km (S60)
10.2 l/100 km (V60)
231 g/km (S60)
237 g/km (V60)
Markets for 2015
United Arab Emirates
Volvo Car Group in 2013/14
For the 2013 financial year, Volvo Car Group recorded an operating profit of 1,919 MSEK (66 MSEK in 2012). Revenue over the period amounted to 122,245 MSEK (124,547 MSEK), while net income amounted to 960 MSEK (-542 MSEK). Global retail sales for the year amounted to 427,840 (421,951) cars, an increase of 1.4 per cent compared to 2012. The operating profit was the result of cost control and strong sales and was further tangible proof of Volvo Car Group’s progress in implementing its transformation plan. For the full year 2014, global sales reached 465,866 cars, an increase of 8.9 per cent versus 2013. Full year financials for 2014 will be announced during the first quarter of 2015.
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 465,866 in 2014 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).