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The new generation Polestar Performance Optimization is now available for the new Volvo XC90, making the car even more dynamic and responsive to drive.



”The new XC90 is by far the most advanced car from Volvo in terms of chassis and drivetrain, making it a thrill for us to work with. The Polestar optimization takes the dynamics and responsiveness of the XC90 another step forward from an already high base level,” said Niels Möller, COO of Polestar, the Volvo Cars Performance Brand.

The key philosophy behind the new generation optimization is for the entire drivetrain to be included, meaning optimized engine performance, throttle response, gearshift speed, gearshift precision and off-throttle response.

The development of the optimizations is based on the 20-year motorsport experience and expertise of the Polestar engineers and drivers.

”What we strive for when designing and fine-tuning our race cars is to create a completely balanced package. And this is exactly what we have focused on with the new generation Polestar optimizations for the XC90. Drivability is everything in racing; it is about having power available when you need it and to be in control. It is the very same thing when driving a road car actively, making this an essential part of what we have created with the new Polestar optimization,” said Robert Dahlgren, racing and development driver for Polestar Cyan Racing.





The XC90 models available for Polestar optimization are the T6 and D5*, with further optimizations to come in due course.

All changes of the Polestar optimizations are made with certified emissions, fuel consumption, service intervals and Volvo warranties unchanged. Learn more about the new generation Polestar optimization here.

Visit our model overview to see if your Volvo can be Polestar optimized.



* = Release timing and availability may vary; contact your local Volvo dealer for further information.
 

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So you can add Polestar optimization after the fact?
 

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Cool. Do they actually change any of the hardware, or is it just a software tweak? How much does it cost?
 

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Cool. Do they actually change any of the hardware, or is it just a software tweak? How much does it cost?
It is an ECU flash, no hardware changes. Dealers set pricing, but is generally about $1,300.
 

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Do we get the polestar badging as well?
 

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Do we get the polestar badging as well?
Yes, you should. You should get the same badge as any S60/V60/XC60 R-design.
 

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It is an ECU flash, no hardware changes. Dealers set pricing, but is generally about $1,300.
So it sounds similar to what people do when they "chip" their vehicle, except it's fully supported and warrantied by Volvo.
 

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Anyone know the part # on this???
Not available for the U.S. market, yet.

An announcement will be issued when it becomes available.
 

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Anyone know the part # on this???
it is listed on the polestar website (the global one) at the end of the description. I don't have it open right now otherwise would have shared, sorry.
 

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any idea if a Polestar tune adds any additional towing capacity?
 

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Any current Volvo owners buy this tune for a previous car and have thoughts? Kind of sounds like having another mode in the drive selector but not something that would have a material 0-60 impact. I hope I'm wrong bc the price seems reasonable and I'd get it in a heartbeat if it's a noticeable difference.


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any idea if a Polestar tune adds any additional towing capacity?
The press release said nothing about it but I would be downright shocked if 14hp and 29ft/lbs had any effect on towing.
 
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