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2019 Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered Announced With More Power

The S60 T8 Twin Engine Polestar Engineered, as it is called, will sit above the regular T8 Twin Engine variant of the new S60, which is due for reveal next week but was leaked online last month. The Brembo calipers are painted gold, peaking out from new lightweight wheels for the Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered. But don't forget, Polestar isn't a new thing - prior to its spinoff as a standalone brand, the Swedish tuning arm has been responsible for some of the most entertaining Volvo cars to date.

V60 Polestar Engineered already spotted?

But Polestar Engineered isn't only about the powertrain.

All Polestar Engineered Volvos are T8 models with twin electric and gasoline hybrid motors.

Indeed, Volvo recently announced that all of its future Polestar products - think Mercedes-Benz's AMG or BMW's M products - would be electric. Though no economy figures have been released, Volvo says that the changes have improved fuel efficiency, too. "This strategy is firmly grounded in our shared belief in an electric future for the vehicle industry", said Håkan Samuelsson, president and CEO at Volvo Cars. The strut bar and adjustable shock absorber design are shared with the Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid performance vehicle. The strut brace that supports them to enhance front-end handling is also taken from the 1. Polestar emblems, black-chrome tailpipes and gold-coloured seat belts also serve to identify these flagship models.

The announcement comes one week before the company will reveal its new S60 premium sports sedan at the inauguration of its first USA manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina.

Henrik Green, senior vice-president of research and development at Volvo, said that the parts have been "fine-tuned to work together, delivering a responsive and exciting driver's car". The 2019 S60 will become the first American-made Volvo.

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