According to a recent report, Volvo is considering range-topping Polestar variants for the new XC90 and the XC60

According to a recent report, Volvo is considering range-topping Polestar variants for the new XC90 and the XC60.

Speaking to Drive, Polestar boss Christian Dahl has revealed the company is eyeing both the current XC60 and the all-new XC90 SUVs as performance offerings. The first step will be the XC60 Polestar, while the bigger model will be second.

“Now we have the credibility from motorsport and the sedan models then I think we can expand the brand into the SUV segment,” Dahl commented. “And maybe to start with we can do a small one, with the XC60 and then we can do the XC90. I can definitely see that happening in the future”.

Two weeks ago, Volvo presented a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine which develops an impressive 450 bhp (335.5 kW). The Drive-E motor is equipped with two parallel turbochargers that are fed by an electronically-powered turbo compressor and could be a possible engine for the XC90 Polestar.

Currently the most powerful version of the SUV is the T8 plug-in hybrid derivative that features a 2.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder unit and an 80 bhp (60 kW) electric motor. The system has a combined output of 400 bhp (298 kW) and 640 Nm (472 lb-ft).

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