All-New Polestar Pricing Announced in Canada
RICHMOND HILL, ON. (July 5th, 2016.) Volvo Car Canada Ltd. has announced pricing for the 2017 S60 & V60 Polestars. The S60 Polestar is priced at $67,050, the V60 Polestar is priced at $69,000 with each vehicle featuring an all-new, modified, version of the award-winning Drive-E powertrain. Each Polestar vehicle is fully loaded with no option packages available, offering an all-in-one pricing package of high performance.
The Polestar vehicles offer advancements in both power and precision. At the heart of the vehicles is a 2.0 litre T6 twin-charged Drive-E engine, boasting 367 horsepower and 347 lb.-ft of torque. The V60 sprints from 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds and the S60 in 4.7 seconds. Both vehicles are powered by a BordWarner four-wheel drive system and an optimized Polestar eight-speed Geartronic automatic gearbox.
The S60 & V60 Polestar ensure that the driver is in total control with all-new Polestar calibrated electro-assisted power steering, 20” rims and new slotted brake discs. Additional specifications include: new connecting rods, new camshafts, a larger air intake and high capacity fuel pump.
Globally, 1000 units of the S60 & V60 Polestar will be produced and will be available in 34 markets. The 2017 Polestar vehicles will be available in Canada September, 2016.
Volvo Opens New York City Pop Up Store
ROCKELIGH, NJ (June 24, 2016) -- Volvo Car USA (VCUSA) officially opened its temporary pop up store in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. Now through July 4th, the store will feature its new flagship luxury sedan, the all-new S90.
Customers and those interested in the new Volvo S90 will be able to meet product specialists and experience advanced connectivity features such as Apple CarPlay and the Volvo On Call app which enables you to remotely start your car with both Apple Watch and fingerprint touch on iPhone 6s.
“This pop up store allows us to showcase our new S90 flagship sedan and our brand, which is going through a significant transformation, to an entire new audience,” said Bodil Eriksson, VP, Product, Marketing, Communication, Volvo Car USA. “The New York metro market is the largest for Volvo so this is a fantastic opportunity for us to meet customers where they are living, working and visiting.”
Widely praised by journalists for its interior and exterior design, the S90 luxury sedan is the first car in the U.S. to feature semi-autonomous drive capabilities standard. The launch of the new S90 forms the second phase in the complete renewal of Volvo’s product range, which began in 2015 with the XC90 SUV. The S90 luxury sedan will arrive at dealerships across the country this summer.
Customers interested in purchasing a S90 can reserve theirs right from the Volvo store or via the Volvo Concierge* and will complete the purchase through their local retailer. For additional information, on the Volvo New York City Pop Up Store, please visit: https://volvos90events.com/
446 West 14th Street
New York City
10am - 5pm - Monday-Saturday
12pm - 5pm - Sunday
New Polestar optimization makes XC90 T8 the most powerful Volvo ever
The new generation Polestar Performance Optimization has just been released for the Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine, making the world’s most powerful and cleanest SUV even faster and more inspiring to drive.
The Polestar optimization increases the performance to 421 hp and 680 Nm* and 0-100 km/h in 5.5 seconds, all this with unchanged, class-leading consumption of 2.1 l/100 km and 43 km of pure electric range.
The new generation Polestar optimization does not only optimize the engine performance, but rather the entire drivetrain in five key areas. By improving throttle response, gearshift hold, speed and precision, as well as overall engine performance, the XC90 T8 reaches a new level of driving pleasure.
”Just a week after the introduction of the S90 and V90 optimization, we move forward by launching our optimization for the exciting and technically advanced XC90 T8 Twin Engine. This gives customers who want a new level of driving pleasure with their XC90 an easily accessible and attractive performance increase,” said Niels Möller, Chief Operating Officer of Polestar.
One of the main features of the new optimization is the gear hold function that holds the selected gear during cornering at high lateral g-forces. This prevents unwanted gearshifts mid-corner that can unsettle the balance of the car, providing the driver with improved response and control during active driving.
Reigning four-time Scandinavian Touring Car Championship (STCC) champion and Polestar Cyan Racing driver Thed Björk has been part of the optimization development.
”It is amazing for me as a racing and development driver to be able to work with the same kind of technology and philosophy for the XC90 as with my S60 race car. While an SUV like the XC90 might be far from what we usually work with, the core of the optimization is the very same thing. It is about creating driving pleasure and usable performance, something I definitely think we have achieved,” said Thed Björk, who drives a Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 with Drive-E technology in the 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship.
The Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine is available for the new generation Polestar Performance Optimization from today**.
All changes as part of the Polestar Performance Optimization are made with certified emissions, fuel consumption, service intervals and Volvo warranties unchanged.
* 334 hp + 87 hp and 440 + 240 Nm combined 421 hp and 680 Nm
** The US release is scheduled for October 2016