Volvo S60 Polestar launched in India at Rs 52.50 lakh
| New Delhi, April 14, 2017 | Written by Dhruv Paliwal | UPDATED 13:45 IST
Volvo S60 Polestar launched in India.
Performance divisions of foreign carmakers are ramping up their presence in India as the appetite of Indian buyers increases for performance cars. The latest in the line is the Polestar division of Swedish carmaker Volvo. The company has done this by launching the S60 Polestar in India at Rs 52.50 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi).
Underneath the bonnet of the S60 Polestar is a 2.0-litre T6 engine that is both turbocharged and supercharged and capable of spitting out 367bhp and 470Nm of peak torque. Power is delivered to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox and an electronically controlled all-wheel drive system with torque vectoring. This setup makes the S60 Polestar capable of sprinting from 0-100kmph in just 4.7 seconds.
Polestar has made important changes to the S60 sedan to give it the kind of feel that performance oriented enthusiasts look for in a car. The 8-speed gearbox has been optimized by Polestar for more performance, the dampers are Polestar Ohlins that are manually adjustable for different types of ride quality. The 20-inch wheels that are present on the S60 Polestar look stunning and are paired with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres. The brakes have also been upgraded and Polestar has put in Brembo ventilated and slotted brake discs for better stopping power.
Volvo as a brand is known for safe cars that are generally driven by chauffeurs while the owner rests happily in the back seat. However this is one Volvo that buyers would want to drive themselves rather than just enjoying the back seat. Even though Volvo has a good grip on the Indian market in terms of sales, we will have to wait and watch if the Polestar division matches up to its various counterparts. The Volvo S60 Polestar will compete against the Mercedes Benz CLA AMG 45 and the Audi S5 in the Indian market.