(ROCKLEIGH, NJ - JULY 16, 2015) Volvo Cars of North America will be importing only 265 S60 and V60 Polestar vehicles for model year 2016. Cars will start to arrive on U.S. shores this summer, with 60% of the allocation expected to be V60s and 40% to be S60s. Polestar engineers made over 70 modifications and upgrades to the original S60 and V60, resulting in an impressive performance vehicle that gives the driver optimal control in all roads and conditions.

The Polestar production range has been popular among performance enthusiasts, with the 2015 model year selling out quickly. Previously only available in Rebel Blue and Black Sapphire, model year 2016 will now add Ice White and Bright Silver to the color options. The appeal of a classic Volvo look with enhanced driving dynamics has made the Polestar editions truly unique on American roads.


Each vehicle will feature a 345 horsepower, 6 cylinder engine sprinting from 0-60 MPH in just 4.7 seconds (4.8 seconds for the V60) thanks to a new twin-scroll turbo, intercooler, full flow active exhaust and completely recalibrated engine management system. The transmission was modified to give the driver more control with faster gear shifts partnered with a Haldex all-wheel drive system.

This power is coupled with a chassis that provides impressive road feedback and control. Custom shock absorbers were developed with long-time partner Öhlins producing a suspension usually reserved for supercars. Stopping power was optimized through a completely upgraded brake system, including 6-piston Brembo brake calipers and ventilated brake discs.

To achieve the perfect balance of performance and control in almost any scenario, each S60 and V60 Polestar vehicle features recalibrated exterior aerodynamics and bespoke Polestar rims with an airy, unique design that supports airflow around the brakes to increase breaking endurance. Custom features continue into the cabin with a Nubuck clad steering wheel and seats to increase grip.

"This is a performance vehicle that combines Polestar's racing experience with Volvo Cars' exceptional ability to build everyday cars" said Lex Kerssemakers, President and CEO of Volvo Cars of North America, "it is a rare combination that is hard for others to duplicate successfully."

Each vehicle boasts a long list of standard equipment, such as Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), Adaptive Cruise Control, Harman Kardon Premium Sound and several features typically optional on competitor models.



Volvo Cars' partnership with Polestar was further enhanced earlier this week when the Swedish automaker announced the 100% purchase of Polestar Performance AB. Further development of Polestar enhanced vehicles are anticipated as the company transitions all vehicles to the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) by the end of 2018.

More information about the S60 Polestar can be found at: http://www.volvocars.com/us/cars/new-models/s60/s60-polestar
More information about the V60 Polestar can be found at: http://www.volvocars.com/us/cars/new-models/v60/v60-polestar

swedespeed: We came away very impressed with the S60 and V60 Polestar models at the 2014 press launch. The V60 is our pick for those who want a bit more exclusivity with a high performance wagon. To help you find one of the 265 we have compiled a list of the Polestar certified dealers below.

RetailerAddressUS Region
128 Volvo614 North Ave, Wakefield, MA 01880NORTHEAST
Almartin Volvo85 Executive Dr. Shelburne VT 05482-6476NORTHEAST
Bobby Rahal Volvo15035 Perry Highway , Wexford , PA 15090NORTHEAST
Boston Volvo Village75 North Beacon Street , Brighton , MA 02134NORTHEAST
Byers Volvo301 N. Hamilton Rd , Columbus , OH 43213NORTHEAST
Karp Volvo392 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Ctr, NY 11570NORTHEAST
Keystone Berwyn497 E.Lancaster Ave, Berwyn, PA 19312NORTHEAST
Lehmann Volvo950 North Hills Road , York PA 17402NORTHEAST
Lovering Volvo Nashua180 DanielWebster Hwy, Nashua,NH 03060NORTHEAST
Prestige Volvo285 East Route 10 , East Hanover , NJ 07936NORTHEAST
Smythe Volvo326 Morris Avenue , Summit , NJ 07901NORTHEAST
Stadel Volvo5455 Manheim Pike , East Petersburg , PA 17520NORTHEAST
Stillman Volvo1290 Wilmington Pike Route 202 , West Chester , PA 19382NORTHEAST
Volvo of Stamford107 Myrtle Ave. , Stamford , CT 06902NORTHEAST
Volvo of Tiverton975 Fish Road , Tiverton , RI 02878NORTHEAST
Volvo of Westport556 Post Road East ,Westport , CT 06880NORTHEAST
Volvo of Wilkes Barre/Scranton339 Highway 315 , Pittston , PA 18640NORTHEAST
Annapolis Volvo333 Busch's Frontage Rd. ,Annapolis , MD 21409-5534SOUTHERN
Autobahn Motorcars3000 White Settlement Road , Fort Worth , TX 76107SOUTHERN
Bill Kidd Volvo10401 York Rd ,Cockeysville , MD 21030SOUTHERN
Don Beyer Volvo - Falls Church1231 West Broad St. , Falls Church , VA 22046SOUTHERN
Margate Volvo2250 North State Road 7 ,Margate , FL 33063SOUTHERN
Momentum Volvo10150 Southwest Freeway ,Houston , TX 77074SOUTHERN
Osteen Volvo10863 Phillips Highway, Jacksonville , FL 32256-1552SOUTHERN
Park Place Volvo3515 Inwood Ave. , Dallas , TX 75209SOUTHERN
Roger Beasley Volvo6375 Hwy 290 East, Austin TX, 78723SOUTHERN
The Volvo Store1051 W Webster Avenue , Winter Park , FL 32789SOUTHERN
Volvo of Dallas6600 State Highway 121 , Frisco , TX 75034SOUTHERN
Volvo of Fort Myers2600 Colonial Boulevard , Fort Myers , FL 33907SOUTHERN
Volvo of Marrietta1195 Cobb Parkway S , Marietta , GA 30060SOUTHERN
Volvo of Memphis7910 Trinity Rd., Memphis, TN 38018SOUTHERN
Volvo of Sarasota7576 S. Tamiami Trail , Sarasota , FL 34231SOUTHERN
Volvo of the Triad701 Peters Creek Parkway ,Winston Salem , NC 27103SOUTHERN
Autonation Belleview420 116th Avenue NE , Bellevue , WA 98004WESTERN
AutoNation Volvo Irvine44 Auto Center Drive , Irvine , CA 92618WESTERN
AutoNation Volvo San Jose4600 Stevens Creek blvd, San Jose CA 95129WESTERN
Culver City Volvo11201 Washington Blvd , Culver City , CA 90230WESTERN
Fields Volvo770 Frontage Road , Northfield , IL 60093WESTERN
Galpin Volvo15500 Roscoe Blvd , Van Nuys , CA 91406WESTERN
Herzog-Meier Volvo4275 S.W. 139 Way , Beaverton , OR 97005WESTERN
Jim Fisher Volvo, Inc.2108 West Burnside , Portland, OR 97210WESTERN
Ken Garff Volvo525 South State Street , Salt Lake City , UT 84111WESTERN
Kline Volvo3040 N. Highway 61 , St. Paul , MN 55109WESTERN
McDonald Automotive Group Volvo6060 South Broadway , Littleton , CO 80121WESTERN
Ontario Volvo1300 Auto Center Drive , Ontario , CA 91761WESTERN
Rickenbaugh Volvo, Inc.777 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203WESTERN
Sandberg Northwest Volvo17025 Highway 99 , Lynnwood , WA 98037WESTERN
Volvo Marin195 casa Buena Corte Madera, CA 94925WESTERN
Volvo of Honolulu704 Ala Moana Honolulu, Hi 96813WESTERN
Volvo of Oak Park1140 Garfield Street , Oak Park , IL 60304WESTERN
Volvo of Orange County1400 Dan Gurney Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92705WESTERN
Volvo of San Diego5350 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego, CA 92111WESTERN
Volvo of San Francisco280 South Van Ness, San Francisco, CA 94103WESTERN
Volvo of Tempe8060 S. Autoloop TempeAZ 85284WESTERN
Volvo Overland Park907 W. 104th St., Kansas City, MO 64114WESTERN
Volvo of Tucson831 W. Wetmore Road, Tuscon, AZ 85705WESTERN
West County Volvo14410 Manchester Road, Manchester, MO 63011WESTERN
Volvo Cars Mission Viejo28730 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92692WESTERN
Volvo Cars of Thousand Oaks3161 East Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362WESTERN