New Volvo V60 Polestar
Volvo V60 Polestar
The new Volvo model has been officially released at the Chicago Motor Show and is expected to be on sale in the UK in June. The new Volvo is likely to be one of the most costly purchases under the Volvo brand and will set you back a whopping £50,000.
The V60 model will have the tuned six cylinder 3.0 litre turbo petrol engine fitted on the model and will be capable of 345bhp. It is believed that future Volvo models will be powered by 4 cylinder engines and be paired up with electric motors to give the vehicle the added boost.
The Volvo brand in the UK have become one of the lower performing brands and haven't featured in the top ten best selling models for a number of months. The new V60 Polestar model is said to be capable of covering the 0-62mph sprint in less than 4.9 seconds.
The new Polestar model will have the tuned chassis alongside the bespoke 20 inch alloy wheels on the model. The new V60 Polestar model weighs in at a 130kg lighter than the top of the range V60 model currently available.
Volvo remain to be one of the few manufacturers to develop an electrically powered model after famously releasing a statement which questioned the appeal of the electric car worldwide. Since that statement, the likes of Nissan with the Leaf model and Renault with the Zoe model have gone on to double the sales figures in the growing market of the UK amongst others.
Some of the worlds leading manufacturers such as BMW, have invested over £2 Billion in the development of the electric car and motors. The BMW i3 model and the BMW i8 are said to be two of the most anticipated and wanted models in the car industry.
The Volvo brand will be going head to head with the active tourer estate models at BMW.