Volvo has announced pricing for three new flagship ‘Polestar Engineered’ models, which are based on the T8 plug-in hybrid models.
The upgrade sees the T8’s 2.0-litre petrol engine tuned to produce 314bhp, and when coupled with the electric motor, the power increases to 399bhp – 15bhp more than the standard T8 plug-in hybrid.
The S60 is the lightest of the trio, and it can accelerate from 0-60mph in an astonishing 4.2 seconds. However, thanks to the battery pack, a 27-mile electric range is possible – meaning there is scope for low running costs.
Further performance upgrades include either Brembo or Akebono brakes, Ohlins adjustable shock absorbers and a retuned automatic transmission.
Lightweight black alloy wheels are also added – 19-inch on the S60 and V60, and 21-inch on the XC60 – along with a black front grille surround, black chrome exhaust tips and gold-coloured accents.See Available Volvo deals
The ‘Polestar Engineered’ equipment grade sits at the top of the range, and is based on the R-Design Plus and R-Design Pro trim levels, while also adding a heated steering wheel, aluminium tread plates and a Harmon Kardon sound system.
Prices for the S60, V60 and XC60 Polestar Engineered models start from £56,105, £57,205 and £64,545 respectively – with the tuned models cost around £6,000 more than the equivalent R-Design versions.
All the models are on sale now, with first deliveries expected before the end of the year.