Volvo Auto India will today going to launch its Polestar performance brand in the Indian car market. The launch of this sub-brand will be commemorated with the debut of the S60 Polestar sports sedan which is to be based on the top spec T6 variant of the S60 sedan. Upon its launch, the S60 Polestar will compete against the likes of products sold under the Mercedes Benz’s AMG, BMW’s M and Audi’s RS division.
The S60 Polestar will get number of exterior design modifications in comparison to the standard S60, in order to provide it with a sports sedan character. These changes are to include restyled bumpers with large air-intakes, addition of LED DRLs, side skirts, new 20-inch alloy wheels to name a few. The sedan will continue to come with features like LED projector headlamps, sun-roof and LED tail-lights.
As far as the cabin of the S60 Polestar is concerned, it is to feature the same layout as the one that you get on the standard S60 sedan. In the sports sedan avatar though, the S60 could come with contrasting stitching on the upholstery with similar additions done to other parts of the cabin as well, like on the dashboard and door handles. Do Read: Volvo cars set to increase the prices of its entire product portfolio in India this April
The highlight of the S60 is to be the 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine which has been turbocharged and supercharged to churns our 367Bhp of power along with 470Nm of peak torque. The transmission responsibilities will be taken care of by an eight speed automatic gearbox. o to 100km/h is to come in just 4.7 seconds with the top speed clocking at 250km/h.
Keeping true to Volvo’s tradition of providing ultra safe cars, the S60 Polestar, with all the speed that it gets, is also to come loaded with safety equipment like multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, traction control, pedestrian protection system, reverse parking camera with sensors to name a few.
The Volvo S60 Polestar in India is expected to retail at around the price bracket of INR 60 to 65 lakh (ex-showroom). This will make it compete against the likes of Mercedes Benz C43 AMG, BMW M3 and the Audi S5.