Volvo's boss has confirmed hot versions of the recently unveiled S90 and the upcoming V90 station wagon are on the agenda.

Volvo's boss has confirmed hot versions of the recently unveiled S90 and the upcoming V90 station wagon are on the agenda.

The S90 was officially introduced yesterday and we already have information that the Swedish company is planning a high-performance variant of the model and its station wagon sibling. Speaking to Autocar, Hakan Samuelsson confirmed the hot models will wear the Polestar logo.

“You could have a high-performance variant without leaving the brand,” he commented. “You could still have a nice car with smart design and functionality, but what’s wrong with a little performance? Right now we have the S60 and V60 as Polestar variants, and we believe in the brand - that’s why we bought it. So now we’re looking at using it more on performance cars within the family.”

It’s still too early to discuss what technical improvements the vehicles could get, but Volvo’s R&D chief Peter Mertens hinted at hybrid powertrains and finely tuned settings. “Polestar will still be sophisticated performance; it’s not just a case of doing a ‘boy racer’ by dropping a big engine in there. Hybrid power is the direction that Polestar will go in. In a way, Tesla has legitimized electric performance, although Polestar will be more sophisticated again. We want to be able to offer high performance without regrets.”

Back in July Volvo acquired a 100% stake in Polestar, expecting to sell no less than 1,000 Polestar-badged models annually in the coming years. The engineers of the studio are said to be working on the T8 Twin Engine, aiming a power output of well over the 400 bhp mark while keeping fuel consumption and CO2 emissions at a low level.

Source: Autocar