Since 1996, Polestar has been Volvo's motorsports partner and performance tuning arm. Think of them as what AMG is to Mercedes-Benz. And at last, Volvo Philippines is ready to get racy as they now offer performance tuning packages from Polestar.
The performance package currently being offered is an ECU reflash, or what they call as a “software upgrade,” to increase engine output. This can be done by any authorized Volvo dealer in the Philippines, which means that the Volvo factory warranty will not be voided. Likewise, the vehicle's original service schedule remains unchanged because the Polestar performance package has been tested and verified not to stress any component beyond its performance limits.
When installed in the Volvo S60 T6, power increases by 24 hp to 329 hp and torque by 40 Nm to 480 Nm. This cuts the dash to 100 km/h by 0.3 secs and should now only take 5.8 seconds. Best part is, fuel consumption and emission doesn't change during normal driving.
The Polestar performance upgrade is now available for only P50,000 and comes with a special Polestar badge to prove the power that lies underneath. Applicable Volvo models include the C30, C70, S40, S60, S80, V60, V70, XC60, XC70, and XC90 with both gasoline and turbocharged engines.