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Polestar introduces Performance Optimisation for T6 AWD

 

The new generation Polestar Performance Optimisation has been made available for Volvo’s award winning Drive-E T6 models with four-wheel drive.

 

The optimisation was previously only available for the all-new Volvo XC90 T6 AWD, but is from today available for the S60, V60 and XC60 T6 AWD models.

S60 T6 AWD with Polestar Performance Optimisation

”The already powerful and agile T6 AWD models become even more dynamic and responsive to drive with the Polestar Optimisation. We have spent countless hours on creating a balanced package for performance oriented Volvo drivers, using the same philosophy and methods as for our race and performance cars,” said Thed Björk, racing and development driver for Polestar Cyan Racing.

 

The key to the improved performance and responsiveness of the Polestar Optimisation originates from including the entire powertrain in the optimisation, instead of only the engine as in the past.

 

Five important areas are optimised in the form of increased mid-range engine performance, faster gearshifts, optimised throttle response, optimised gearshift timing and an off-throttle functionality.

 

All changes of the Polestar optimisations are made with certified emissions, fuel consumption, service intervals and Volvo warranties unchanged.

 

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Learn more about the new generation Polestar optimisation.

 

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Volvo Car Group in 2014/15

For the 2014 financial year, Volvo Car Group recorded an operating profit of 2,252 MSEK (1,919 MSEK in 2013). Revenue over the period amounted to 129,959 MSEK (122,245 MSEK). For the full year 2015, global sales reached a record 503,127 cars, an increase of 8 per cent versus 2014. The record sales and operating profit cleared the way for Volvo Car Group to continue investing in its global transformation plan.

 

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 2015, Volvo Cars had almost 29,000 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).

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