Volvo’s Polestar Performance Division Confirms S90, V90 PHEVs Coming In 2018
Volvo’s performance arm Polestar is developing quicker S90 and V90 versions. It’s expected that the Polestar S90/V90 will be based on the most powerful T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrids and enter market at some point in 2018. To no one’s surprise, the move to offer an upgraded S90/V90 model is motivated by the desire to distinguish Volvo from German competitors like Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz.
With the Polestar treatment, the tweaked S90/V90 will get more power output and improved response and drivability. Since the focus is not on the electric side of things, the car’s all-electric range might suffer some. The current versions of this Volvo PHEV uses a 9.2 kWh battery (6.7 kWh usable) to get a range of around 24 miles.