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Volvo V60 Polestar Gets Upgraded to Powerful Four-Cylinder Engine

Volvo V60 Polestar is getting a new upgrade. The car’s next gen version is powered by a four-cylinder engine which is capable of delivering a total of 362 horsepower.

The model will get rid of the 3.0-liter six engine which was used in the outgoing model. The next gen version uses a four-cylinder twin charged engine but the exterior appearance and design of the model continues to be the same. Most manufacturers will often go for a next gen offering which is more modern and looks stylish to compete against their rivals.

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However, the team at Volvo wanted to give a tough competition to Audi S4 Avant and cars in the same range. In order to make this possible, they have made a lot of tweaks to the V60 polestar in the back end to make it more powerful and boost its performance. As majority of their attention went in under the hood, there are hardly any noticeable changes in the exterior. It is powered by a Drive-E engine which is already being used by the XC90 T6.

While the model is powered by the same four-wheel drive system as found in the outgoing version, it has been tweaked in such a way that the car receives more power in the rear wheels. It leads to reduced combustion while delivering more power to achieve reliable acceleration and top speed. The Volvo V60 Polestar is available with an eight-speed automatic gearbox system.

By combining modern day components and changing the placement of integral parts, Volvo has reduced the overall weight by 24 kilograms. It may sound less on paper but it increases stability and reduces the pressure on the front axle allowing the front wheel to run without hurdles. The car is equipped with 20-inch alloy wheels and uses 371mm brake discs.

The Polestar V60 from Volvo will be sold in select regions on launch. The car’s next gen version will soon get launched in the US and UK. They have a strong presence in over 47 markets in which Volvo has plans to bring the newer version of the car with an increased performance and fuel efficiency. The concept of electric cars and hybrids are growing yet decreased gasoline prices have favored traditional models.

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Pictures of the model has been released which should give a fair idea of how it looks but with hardly any exterior changes, it looks very similar to the outgoing model.

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