2015 volvo s60 polestar




2015 volvo s60 polestar

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  • The Volvo V60 Polestar is capable of 0 to 60 in seconds and stunning handling, on par with the best the Germans can offer. Who says.

    "So, who do you consider your counterparts?" I asked Johan Meissner, Polestar's PR pro. We were sitting at an expansive rustic dining table.

    FACT! Volvo is a Swedish automotive company. The name of the concern comes from the Latin language "Volv" and translates as "spinning", "rolling".

    ROAD TEST EDITOR JONATHAN WONG: Only 40 lucky (crazy?) enthusiasts will be able to own a Volvo S60 Polestar if they're willing to.

    2015 volvo s60 polestar

    2015 volvo s60 polestar

    The interior detailing is quite subtle too The most notable performance characteristic of the S60 Polestar is the marked difference between the car's character between Normal and Sport modes. Search for one on Cars. Is the Polestar worth that kind of money?

    2015 volvo s60 polestar

    2015 volvo s60 polestar

    2015 volvo s60 polestar

    2015 volvo s60 polestar

    2015 volvo s60 polestar

    Volvo S60 Polestar Review Editor's Review | Car Reviews | Auto

    But even if the S60 is outgunned, will that matter to buyers loyal to the Swedish marque? Less than sports-sedan performance, squirmy under braking, intrusive safety systems. If those options are too expensive, hold out until the end of , when Audi will launch its S4 quattro. The slightly more affordable BMW i offers more-than-sufficient performance, but lacks the Volvo's sheer "wow factor". The Subaru WRX STi can certainly dig its wheels in and has gained a cult status through its generations, but premium buyers may find it too brash.

    For the respect of fellow Volvo lovers: Nothing, unless of course you can get your hands on the new, lighter and more powerful S60 Polestar. The S60 Polestar's rear bumper features a gloss black diffuser; the exhaust tips make a beautiful noise.

    2015 volvo s60 polestar

    In other words, it is a first stab at establishing a designation Polestar that consumers will positively associate with the Swedish marque. The cyan Polestar decal might not look distinctive with this paint finish, but it will stand out more on other versions. S60 Polestar models were all pre-sold upon arrival in the South African market, but they do pop up on the used market occasionally. Contrast stitching and strategic application of Alcantara gives the Polestar's interior a racy feel.

    Courtesy of its Rebel Blue paint finish, handsome aerodynamic addenda and a purposeful stance augmented by those eye-catching inch alloy rims replete with branded calipers and miniature decals, the Polestar has oodles of kerb presence and head-turning appeal, but in the opinion of the majority of the test team, the Volvo's not too flashy to deter performance-minded premium buyers. The interior detailing is quite subtle too The cabin is trimmed in a combination of leather and Alcantara even the steering wheel and features light blue contrast stitching.

    2015 volvo s60 polestar

    Whereas its German competitors tend to err on the side of dark, somewhat sombre, interior treatments, the Volvo is comparatively bright inside and although rear seat legroom is not its forte, the front seats are supportive when you're driving enthusiastically, yet comfortable enough for everyday use. Otherwise, the Polestar's just as practical as any other S60 model A video posted by Cars. The most notable performance characteristic of the S60 Polestar is the marked difference between the car's character between Normal and Sport modes.

    By fitting a new turbocharger and intercooler among other modifications to the T6's motor, Volvo has coaxed kW and Nm from the 3. Having said that, the 3. That's not to say that the Polestar is lethargic by any means, but when its driver feels the inclination to drive their S60 like a sportscar, it's best to knock the shifter to the left Sport , see the instrumentation illuminate in a red hue and select a lower ratio with the left shift paddle before burying the throttle pedal.

    In that scenario, the Polestar brings its A-game: The S60 Polestar does have a couple of weaknesses, however. Even though the Volvo's braking system is well up to the task of smothering the car's momentum, there is a sense of squirminess to the way the retardation takes place and it's also apparent by a slightly grainy feeling to the middle pedal.

    2015 volvo s60 polestar

    What's more, there is a penalty to pay for the stiffer suspension setup and running on those low-profile Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres: To be fair, the Volvo's ride quality is not bone-jarringly hard, but stiff enough to jolt occupants over bigger bumps.

    Yes, it is the first of a new breed of performance Volvos, but that is a blessing in terms of its originality as well as a curse Polestar is not yet a household name. There is no shortage of Polestar liveries on the S It's a tricky task to assess a vehicle that was offered in very low numbers and sold out before it even made its public debut, especially in the case where it is a vehicle that does not have a predecessor that it can be compared against. Ultimately, the S60 Polestar does not set new performance benchmarks in the premium compact sedan segment — in fact, it has few direct rivals — and that can be damaging for a vehicle that is packaged in the way the Volvo is.

    2015 Volvo S60 POLESTAR 0-60 MPH Test Video - 350 HP Turbo T6 AWD



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