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Polestar launches Performance Optimisation for the new Volvo XC90


The new generation Polestar Performance Optimisation is now available for the new Volvo XC90, making the car even more dynamic and responsive to drive.


”The new XC90 is by far the most advanced car from Volvo in terms of chassis and drivetrain, making it a thrill for us to work with. The Polestar optimisation takes the dynamics and responsiveness of the XC90 another step forward from an already high base level,” said Niels Möller, COO of Polestar, the Volvo Cars Performance Brand.


The key philosophy behind the new generation optimisation is for the entire drivetrain to be included, meaning optimised engine performance, throttle response, gearshift speed, gearshift precision and off-throttle response.


The development of the optimisations is based on the 20-year motorsport experience and expertise of the Polestar engineers and drivers.


”What we strive for when designing and fine-tuning our race cars is to create a completely balanced package. And this is exactly what we have focused on with the new generation Polestar optimisations for the XC90. Drivability is everything in racing; it is about having power available when you need it and to be in control. It is the very same thing when driving a road car actively, making this an essential part of what we have created with the new Polestar optimisation,” said Robert Dahlgren, racing and development driver for Polestar Cyan Racing.


The XC90 models available for Polestar optimisation are the T6 and D5*, with further optimisations to come in due course.


All changes of the Polestar optimisations are made with certified emissions, fuel consumption, service intervals and Volvo warranties unchanged. Learn more about the new generation Polestar optimisation here.


Visit the Polestar model overview to see if your Volvo can be Polestar optimised.


* = Release timing and availability may vary; contact your local Volvo dealer for further information.

XC90, 2016, Product News
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