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Volvo V90 and Volvo S90 get Polestar performance

By Anna Kantilaftas, 07 Sep 2016 Car News

Volvo V90

Volvo’s big cars get better performance thanks to Polestar’s new performance package.

The Volvo S90 and V90 are about to get the racetrack treatment thanks to Polestar launching its new performance package, called the Polestar Performance Optimisation, for the mid-size sedan and wagon.

Available as a $1858 option on the S90 sedan and V90 wagons being launched in Australia in October and Q1 of 2017 respectively, the Polestar Performance Package will be available for D5 diesel and T6 petrol engine upgrades.

Polestar, which is Volvo’s performance division, claims the kit will improve engine performance, upgrade the drivetrain, and enhance acceleration and gearshift speeds, making the S90 and V90 more fun to drive.

Volvo S90

The dealer fit option was developed with the help the Polestar Cyan Racing team of engineers and drivers.

”We continue to enhance the performance of Volvo’s new, class-leading SPA vehicle architecture and Drive-E powertrains. The S90 and V90 already offer excellent driving dynamics and we are delighted to raise the performance level even further with Polestar Performance Optimisation,” said Niels Möller, COO of Polestar, the Volvo Cars performance brand.

Swedish touring car champion Thed Björk, who drives a Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 in the FIA World Touring Car Championship, said it was exciting to take the technology from Volvo’s race cars to its road cars.

“We have created a balanced package that provides performance in all conditions, whether you are winning a race or driving actively on your favourite roads.”

The Polestar Performance Package will place Volvo’s big cars the league of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series.