Volvo, which previously announced plans to offer electric powertrains across its entire model range, now says it will add PHEV variants of the XC60 SUV and new V60 wagon to its 2020 line-up. Both vehicles will be available in summer 2019 and will feature Volvo’s sporty Polestar Engineered trim.
The vehicles’ powertrain software has been optimized to provide faster access to torque and to focus additional power to the rear wheels. This optimization allows the T8 Twin Engine PHEV to produce 415 hp and 494 lb-ft of torque.
Vehicles with the Polestar Engineered trim, which includes both PHEVs, will also feature enhanced suspension from Swedish company Öhlins, as well as six-piston brake calipers and alloy wheels.
Volvo USA CEO Anders Gustafsson said, “Polestar Engineered modifications to the XC60 and V60 offer an additional dose of performance to an already powerful, responsive and efficient vehicle.”