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2017 Volvo V60 Polestar First Drive: Feeling Blue

2017 Volvo V60 Polestar First Drive: Feeling Blue

It's a Volvo renaissance right now but, though the XC90 and S90 may be flying off dealers' lots with their high-tech cabins and minimalistic style, true aficionados know it's Polestar where the Swedish spirit lies. Whether that spirit is akvavit or high-octane gasoline is questionable - the uncharitable might suggest they both taste the same - but the 2017 Volvo V60 Polestar and S60 Polestar are unmistakable. Peak crazy comes in the shape of a bright blue wagon.

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2016 Volvo V60 Polestar T6 Review – Swedish mettle

2016 Volvo V60 Polestar T6 Review – Swedish mettle

Volvo should not make this car. That the Swedish automaker, beloved for its traditionally boxy style and obsessive approach toward safety, is responsible for the V60 Polestar, a wagon not so much of the "light the blue touch paper and stand back" variety but more "douse the place with gasoline and torch it, while cackling like an unhinged Batman villain", is equal parts oddity and triumph.

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Polestar hops up Volvo XC90 SUV

Polestar hops up Volvo XC90 SUV

Polestar has been in the limelight over the last few years making some Volvo cars actually desirable. Take the Volvo V60 Polestar wagon, one of the hottest cars to ever wear the Volvo badge. Polestar has now turned its hand toward making a larger Volvo people movie more fun to drive with a Polestar-ified XC90 SUV.

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Polestar Cyan Racing enters FIA WTCC Series with S60 Polestar racers

Polestar Cyan Racing enters FIA WTCC Series with S60 Polestar racers

Polestar Cyan Racing has announced that it plans to enter into the FIA World Touring Car Championship racing series in 2016. The race team will enter the fray with a sweet pair of Volvo S60 Polestar racing cars. The program is a multi-year deal and the announcement comes on the 30th anniversary of Volvo winning the 1985 European Touring Car Championship.

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Volvo swallows Polestar to make the Germans blue

Volvo swallows Polestar to make the Germans blue

Volvo has acquired Polestar, the tuning company that turned sensible Swedish cars and wagons into bright blue performance machines. Set up in 1996, Polestar has two divisions, one for racing and one for tuning, and has been Volvo's "official performance partner" for those who want more grunt but to still keep their factory warranty. The deal will see Volvo using the Polestar brand for its internally-developed performance cars, as well as a broader range of engines - including twin-engine electrification systems - coming under the sports umbrella.

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Volvo V60 Polestar wagon coming to the US

Volvo V60 Polestar wagon coming to the US

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.

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