Volvo V60 Polestar wagon coming to the US

Nov 29, 2013
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In Europe Volvo has some rather interesting cars, but in the US we get mostly boring cars that typically focus on safety rather than performance. A new Volvo vehicle is coming to the US that will bring with it impressive performance and a wagon body with lots of space inside. In the UK, the Volvo V60 Polestar would be called a shooting brake.

Here in the states, we would call it a station wagon. It's not like the station wagon your aunt had in the 70's though, this is a performance car. Polestar is the hopped up selection of Volvo cars somewhat similar to the Mercedes AMG or BMW M lines. The V60 Polestar will get a 3.0L inline six-cylinder engine with a turbo and AWD.

The turbo six will produce 350 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. That's not a huge gain from the normal Volvo S60 T6 AWD R-Design version producing 325hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. The improved output is thanks to a larger turbo, better intercooler, new engine mapping, and a racing exhaust.

Power goes to the ground via a 6-speed auto with paddle shifters. Volvo promises the V60 Polestar will reach 60 mph in 4.9 seconds with a top speed limited to 155 mph. A sedan version will be available with the cars going on sale in the US next June.

SOURCE: Motor Trend


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