The S60 T8 Polestar Engineered has us excited for Volvo's electric future

Polestar Engineered parts for Volvo 60-series models

Polestar Engineered parts for Volvo 60-series models

Called Polestar Engineered, and designed specifically for Volvo's new 60 series T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrids, the new parts are essentially Gothenburg's answer to BMW's M-Sport line or Mercedes' AMG-line. For the S60 T8 Twin Engine, there are lightweight wheels, upgraded brakes from Brembo, an adjustable front strut, and adjustable Öhlins shock absorbers with a dual-flow valve that allows stiffening in the springs and dampeners while retaining comfort.

However, judging by the recent release of the S60 T8 Polestar Engineered, it might be more accurate to say that "electrification" is the future of Volvo.

Polestar Engineered is the new confluence of Volvo and Polestar. The eight-speed automatic transmission has also been recalibrated to speed up changes and sharpen response. Instead there will be upgrades offered under the Polestar Engineered label. The strut bar and adjustable shock absorber design are shared with the Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid performance vehicle.

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A successful North American bid would likely also give the Canadian national team an automatic berth into the 2026 tournament . The 2018 tournament kicks off in Russian Federation on Thursday and the 2022 World Cup will be hosted by Qatar.

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Lindsey Graham , R-South Carolina, an Air Force veteran, balked at the idea of USA soldiers leaving the region. The agreement required Iran to curb its uranium enrichment in exchange for relief from worldwide sanctions.

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The official said Trump and Kim would hold a one-on-one meeting on Tuesday that could last up to two hours. Past nuclear deals have crumbled over North Korea's reluctance to open its doors to outsiders.

The Polestar Engineered packages transforms wheels, brakes, suspension and the car's engine ECU. A slotted design in the brake discs and the brake pads improve heat tolerance.

Polestar Engineered will also be offered on the new V60 estate and XC60 SUV from next year, available globally in limited numbers via Volvo dealerships and Care by Volvo, the company's premium auto subscription service.

With Polestar having recently split off into a separate premium brand focusing on electrification, it might seem odd to see the badge return to a "conventional" Volvo product. Polestar emblems, black-chrome tailpipes and gold-coloured seat belts also serve to identify these flagship models. Polestar Engineered models can be purchased through Volvo dealers or through the company's Care by Volvo subscription service.

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