Polestar-optimised Volvos reach 100,000 and counting
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Polestar, the performance brand of Volvo Cars, has reached the milestone of one hundred thousand powertrain optimisations for Volvo cars around the globe since its introduction.
The milestone is reached as sales hits an all-time high in the first five months of 2017 with more than 12,000 cars optimised - a growth of over 30 per cent compared to last year.
High demand on the latest generation Polestar optimisations for the Volvo Cars Drive-E powertrain is a key factor to the increase, with the all-new Volvo XC60 set to be included in the optimisation range from July.
“This is an important milestone for Polestar and proof of the increasing demand from performance-oriented Volvo customers around the world,” said Johan Lindqvist, Head of Global Sales at Polestar.
“We are well on our way to our best year in terms of sales and we have further exciting products just around the corner.”
The latest generation Polestar optimisation aims to improve five key areas of the powertrain over standard Volvo road cars, including engine performance, throttle response, gearshift speed, gear hold functionality and off-throttle response.
All changes of the Polestar Optimisation are made with certified emissions, fuel consumption, service intervals and Volvo warranties unchanged.