Volvo's Performance Edition - the Polestar - Gets a Big Upgrade for 2017

Volvo has a reputation as solid, safe family vehicle. High performance? Leave that to the other European automakers. But Volvo has quietly established its presence in the performance category in recent years with its Polestar edition, available as either an S60 sedan or V60 wagon. Motor Trend recently reviewed the all-new 2017 edition. Click "play" in the video clip below to watch the full report.

New for the 2017 Polestar is a supercharged turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder, paired with an eight-speed Geartronic automatic transmission. Not only are the paddle shifters new, they are also extremely quick. The new eight-speed feeds a BorgWarner Haldex all-wheel-drive system that features a biased torque split of 40/60 front to rear. Combined with sticky Michelin Pilot Super Sport 245/35ZR20 tires, Volvo is claiming that the S60 can hit 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and that the V60 can do the same in 4.5 seconds.

Our experienced sales team at Friendship Volvo of Bristol is ready to answer all your questions about the new S60 or V60 Polestar, or any other Volvo in our inventory. Stop by our Bristol, TN showroom today or call (877) 372-0029 to schedule a test drive at your convenience.

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