the sedan falls to 7.8L/100km overall, and to 8.1L/100km for the wagon.
Like the S60 version we tested last year, the new Polestar uses a BorgWarner four-wheel drive system but now the power is processed by an eight-speed automatic transmission. The wheels are again 20-inches in diameter with 245/35 Michelin Pilot Sport rubber and the braking department has recruited six-piston Brembo calipers biting into 371mm discs up front.
As before, Öhlins dampers and stiffer springs, a carbon fibre strut tower brace, electric power steering, an aero kit, and firmer bushes are all standard fare.
Sports seats in black nubuck leather and carbon fibre trim mark out the interior.
Hot Volvos are in demand, Polestar selling into 47 countries, up from the original 13, and production doubling from 750 vehicles per annum to meet demand.
Volvo NZ says the new S60 and V60 Polestar models will arrive towards the end of the year and will cost much the same as the 3.0 variants (which started at $96k).