Saturday 1 October 2016

Why takeover means more hybrid performance from Volvo

Published 15/07/2015 | 02:30

Swedish racecar maker Polestar used to sell modified versions of Volvo’s V60 car
Swedish racecar maker Polestar used to sell modified versions of Volvo’s V60 car

Expect a stream of high-performance hybrids from Volvo over the coming years now the Swedish carmaker has taken full control of tuning specialist Polestar.

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The company is renowned for taking Volvos and turning them into high-performance versions for the road.

It uses performance-enhancing software and tunes cars to increase mid-range engine performance by making changes to the gearbox and throttle response.

Now it is expected that its expertise will partly be re-focussed on providing more performance for Volvo hybrid powertrains.

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