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So just got my car's first (10k) service last weekend, and when I happened to be tinkering in drive modes I noted that since the service update, Dynamic Mode seems to have been replaced with Polestar Engineered!

I had Polestar installed when I picked up my car on OSD in September, and I got the box and the fancy badge on the back, but this is the first time I have seen this new Polestar related call out show up in drive mode. Wondering if it is something new with this update, or if I have been driving around thinking I had Polestar for months without it really being installed?

Is this just re-brand of the dynamic mode, or have there been some additional tweaks made?

Thanks in advance for any light y'all can shed.
 

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This is to trick you to use that magic driving mode more often! :)
 

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So just got my car's first (10k) service last weekend, and when I happened to be tinkering in drive modes I noted that since the service update, Dynamic Mode seems to have been replaced with Polestar Engineered!

I had Polestar installed when I picked up my car on OSD in September, and I got the box and the fancy badge on the back, but this is the first time I have seen this new Polestar related call out show up in drive mode. Wondering if it is something new with this update, or if I have been driving around thinking I had Polestar for months without it really being installed?

Is this just re-brand of the dynamic mode, or have there been some additional tweaks made?

Thanks in advance for any light y'all can shed.
Yes, that is the new look for any car upgraded with Polestar optimization but I thought it was only available for MY20s and not be able to retrofit that to any prior model year.

What year is your car? Additionally, when you choose Polestar Engineered mode (old Dynamic) does the tach and speedo hue change to Polestar Blue?


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Somebody please post some pics!!!
 

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According to the signature, a 2019.
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Yes, that is the new look for any car upgraded with Polestar optimization but I thought it was only available for MY20s and not be able to retrofit that to any prior model year.

What year is your car? Additionally, when you choose Polestar Engineered mode (old Dynamic) does the tach and speedo hue change to Polestar Blue?


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Hi there, I have a 2019 T-6. Didn't notice if the displays changed color, so perhaps not. I will check on my next sojourn out.
 

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At least there is now a way to conform Polestar is installed. Perhaps 'Polestar Engineered' will replace 'Dynamic' for all equipped XC90s, and the new blue theme Grecian alludes to is for the 2020s?
 

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At least there is now a way to conform Polestar is installed. Perhaps 'Polestar Engineered' will replace 'Dynamic' for all equipped XC90s, and the new blue theme Grecian alludes to is for the 2020s?
Ugh - With all the software update "mishaps" I've had - like.. installing the s90 road run off update.. to my xc90 (Invoice gave s90 part numbers..) .. and noticing the missing new green "A" from the latest update on my 2017 V90.. I've always wondered if Polestar was really ever installed on my cars... - BUT, with May update - my 2017 V90 w/Polestar - a NEW driving mode did come up.. (Haven't taken 17' XC90 in yet) - Does the May update include all previous updates too?


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Just got my car back from the dealer...and had the upgrade. In the 3 minute ride I had from the dealer to work, seemed way more aggressive and loud, but that could be all in my head...my loaner was an XC90.
 

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Just got my car back from the dealer...and had the upgrade. In the 3 minute ride I had from the dealer to work, seemed way more aggressive and loud, but that could be all in my head...my loaner was an XC90.
With the latest software version, the acceleration becomes linearly stronger 2 secs after pushing on the accelerator...I figure gears 3-5 shine with this upgrade.
 

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Loving the Polestar tune on mine. My only add on wish is that it should offer a unique dash display beyond the "Polestar" driving mode display, possibly a Polestar blue theme to really set it apart from non-Polestar vehicles.

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Sorry, what do you mean with this? Does it takes 2 sec to start accelerating? What is "linearly stronger"?
new term for butt dyno....has no relation to actual numbers.
 

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Sorry, what do you mean with this? Does it takes 2 sec to start accelerating? What is "linearly stronger"?
No, the acceleration is strong from the get-go, it just feels even stronger in those gears as you keep the accelerator down.
 

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My 2019 T6 was in the shop today to get it's first maintenance done. Something happened when they were trying to update the software, so my car ended up being at the shop all day.

I also purchased Polestar and got the kit with the badge. It seems that the car behaves differently, but in the drive mode it still says DYNAMIC.
Could it be that the SW update is still missing (i.e. running pre May 2019 SW), but they enabled Polestar? How do I know which SW it has and has Polestar really been enabled?
 

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Loving the Polestar tune on mine. My only add on wish is that it should offer a unique dash display beyond the "Polestar" driving mode display, possibly a Polestar blue theme to really set it apart from non-Polestar vehicles.

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100% agree with this. The way it is now, it's a bit underwhelming. I thought one of the advantages of using digital gauge clusters was the ability to easily change design/layout based on driving modes/settings.
 
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