Volvo’s performance brand, Polestar, is helping enhance the Volvo’s award-winning XC90 with a number of upgrades.
The seven-seat SUV will have increased power and torque for the D5 diesel and T6 petrol Drive-E engines. Polestar Performance Optimisation will also make the accelerator responses even quicker, and alter the settings of the automatic gearbox to provide faster gearchanges and prevent gearshifts during rapid cornering. These changes aim to make the car more dynamic and responsive to drive especially during high-speed driving.
The maximum output for the D5 Drive-E engine has been increased to 233hp and 500Nm or torque (up from 225hp and 470Nm), whilst the T6 Drive-E has been boosted to 334hp and 440Nm (from 320hp and 400Nm).
Polestar Performance Optimisations have also been released for the D4 diesel and T5 petrol Drive-E engines in other Volvo models. With these enhancements the D4 Drive-E offers 200hp and 440Nm (compared to previous 190hp and 400Nm), while the output of the T5 Drive-E have been increased to 253hp and 400Nm (from 245hp and 350Nm). For the D4 Drive-E, upgrades will be available in the S60, V40, V40 Cross Country, V60 and the XC90. The T5 Drive-E enhancements will be offered in the V40 and the V40 Cross Country.
Nick Connor, Managing Director of Volvo Car UK, said that the new Polestar Performance Optimisations “will make the entire drive train more responsive” and that drivers will “feel the difference” that these optimisations make.
The price of the D4, D5, T5 and T6 Polestar upgrades is £835, including VAT and fitting. The work can be carried out at any authorised Volvo dealer including ourselves, and should take around 30 minutes to complete. In addition, until the end of December 2015, if your Volvo all-wheel-drive model year is between 2005 and 2015 then you can be upgraded with the Polestar Performance Optimisation at the discounted price of £620, saving £215!
To find out more about the Volvo XC90 and the Polestar Performance Optimisation visit our Volvo dealership in Leicester or contact us using the buttons below.