Polestar is a racing and automotive engineering company. They've partnered with Volvo to both enhance performance of existing vehicles, as well as produce all-new models with plug-in electric motors. The result? Unparalleled performance, reduced emissions, and luxury Volvo vehicles unlike anything else on the road.

We're going to take a look at Volvo's Polestar Engineered vehicles, as well as the exclusive T8 trim levels offered on their crossovers and SUVs. This will give Cincinnati readers more information on what Polestar Engineered means, as well as their relationship with Volvo. Suffice to say, the partnership between Volvo and Polestar has resulted in some truly impressive vehicles.


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Polestar Engineered - A Volvo Like No Other

It is important to note that when we talk about "Volvo Polestar" vehicles, there are two distinct ways that Polestar collaborates with Volvo. One, is through the T8 trims available on several models, which add electric motors and a range of other enhancements. The other, is to optimize an existing model. For instance, you could purchase a Volvo S60 and have it Polestar Optimized. Enhancements applied to your Volvo by Polestar can include everything from increased horsepower & torque, revised suspension, replacement of components, and customization of onboard software.

While Volvo's vehicles are already known for their combination of luxury and performance, having a Volvo optimized by Polestar will take performance to another level, especially when it comes to acceleration and handling. Things like transmission logic, brakes, and other aspects of your Volvo vehicle can be modified by Polestar to squeeze out every bit of performance. And unlike many other modifications, having your Volvo Polestar Optimized will not affect Cincinnati owners' warranty.

Volvo XC60 & XC90 Polestar

While Polestar has long been a top team when it comes to professional racing, they have set their sights on being a leader in electric vehicles. By partnering with Volvo, they have created some of the highest-performance and most efficient plug-in hybrid SUVs.

Both the Volvo XC60 and Volvo XC90 offer a T8 powertrain, taking their T6 engine and adds an 87-horsepower electric motor, resulting in 400 horsepower. The Polestar Engineered version of the T8 ramps it up to 415 horsepower and a whopping 494 lb-ft of torque. While many people think of electric motors as being focused solely on efficiency, Volvo's partnership with Polestar demonstrates the ability of electric motors to add performance.

For 2020, the updated plug-in powertrain also provides 30 miles of pure electric range, allowing Kettering owners to run errands around town without using a drop of gas. This combination of power and efficiency sets a new standard among luxury SUVs, and makes Volvo's Polestar Engineered vehicles some of the most desirable on the road today.

Volvo Polestar - Luxury Meets High Performance

Whether you're looking to add more sport capability to your Volvo sedan, or want a high-tech plug-in version of the popular XC60, Volvo Polestar is the ultimate partner. If you're interested in learning more about Volvo Polestar, and how to get your Polestar Engineered vehicle, contact Volvo Cars Dayton for more information.

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