Volvo's Polestar performance division is planning a big revamp for its lineup and the company will focus on four-cylinder engines.
Volvo already unveiled the XC90 SUV and S90 sedan and is now preparing for the big debut of the V90 estate, scheduled for the Geneva Motor Show in early 2016. They will be joined by the renewed 60 family that includes the XC60, S60, and V60. Meanwhile, Polestar will be working on hot versions of most of these models and a new report indicates they could use four-cylinder engines.
AutoExpress says that by the end of the decade the Swedish company will reveal hot S60 sedan that will likely be powered by a 450-horsepower 4-cylinder unit. It could be supported by electric motors, just like in the T8 hybrid versions of the XC90 and S90.
Asked about that option, Volvo’s design director Thomas Ingenlath told the magazine that “there is always some room for play” and “using the Polestar brand could be a good idea.”
Olle Fast, powertrain manager in the brand, claimed that the 450-hp prototype engine is “one way of Volvo saying that the current powertrain line-up has potential to grow.”
In other related news, AE also reports Volvo is planning a CrossCountry version of the V90, while the S90 is also a potential model for the rugged treatment.