Volvo’s performance division – Polestar – will launch in India on April 14 with the S60 Polestar as its introductory model. This car could be followed by the V60 estate, in its high-performance Polestar form. For now, India is only set to receive the S60 Polestar sedan. It will most likely replace the current 306hp S60 T6 petrol sedan in the carmaker’s line-up.
The model uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that’s supercharged to pump out a sizeable 367hp and 470Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The S60 Polestar also comes with a stiffer suspension setup, a more aggressive body kit and larger 20-inch Polestar alloy wheels. There are sports seats up front, nubuck leather upholstery and carbon fibre trim inserts in place of the standard model’s wood or aluminium inserts.
Apart from its Polestar cars, Volvo may also be looking at introducing its line-up of estates in India, starting with the S90’s sibling, the V90. However, India could get this car in its off-road-inspired Cross Country form.