Volvo XC90 Polestar to Pack around 360 Horsepower

Volvo will launch its new XC90 Polestar with a series of improvements sometime next year, according to Michael Fleiss, VP of Powertrain at Volvo Car Group. Curious about the upgrades?

The company is going to introduce two Polestar versions of the new flagship crossover: gasoline and diesel. The gasoline version is reported to be somewhere between T6 and T8 in terms of power. The four-cylinder T6 car comes with a 316bhp engine, while the T8 plug-in hybrid boasts a combined output of 395bhp (petrol engine and electric motor). As for the diesel version, it is based on the D5 diesel, so its output presumably exceeds that of D5’s (222bhp). The diesel won’t be available in North America.

In addition to improved aero, suspension, and brakes both Polestar versions have some other upgraded equipment. New chassis allow the vehicle to minimize body roll and increase grip.

What about the exterior? Volvo promises to give its XC90 Polestar a sportier appearance taking influences from the R-Design variant. It is safe to anticipate that characteristic Polestar’s Rebel Blue paintwork will also be available.

Taking into consideration the output range, the XC90 Polestar might compete with lower versions of the Porsche Cayenne producing 300 hp or Cayenne S producing 420 hp.

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