Volvo recently announced that the company has produced the first S60 and V60 Polestar performance models from the company’s Torslanda factory plant in Sweden.
”We are very happy to see the first ever complete production cars from Polestar be built in the Volvo factory. It is a satisfying result of many hours of work by the people of Polestar and Volvo behind this,” said Henrik Fries, S/V60 Polestar Technical Project Manager.
The Volvo factory in Torslanda celebrated 50 years recently with a total of over 6.8 million cars having been produced, starting with the Amazon model in 1964 and all the way to the new S60 and V60 Polestar today. The Polestar model also marks the first ever independent partner being introduced to the production process.
Volvo will produce a total of 750 units of the S60 and V60 Polestar this year, which will be on sale in markets including Canada, the Netherlands, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the USA.
“We are delighted to see the first cars leave the factory and it has been an exciting journey together with Polestar to see these cars from the drawing board until the actual finalized product being produced with us on the factory line,” said Magnus Hellsten, Vice President Car Manufacturing Europe at Volvo Cars.
The new Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar are powered by a 345hp 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine which sends power to all four wheels. The models also feature a tuned chassis with high performance dampers and brakes.