Volvo’s Polestar range of high-performance models currently includes only the S60 saloon and the V60 estate. Unlike the Audi RS, BMW M, and Mercedes-AMG models, Volvo’s Polestar models are low volume offerings and not offered widely.
Now a new report from Top Gear hints that the company might be interested in launching a V40 Polestar as the third Polestar offering.
Citing a conversation with Nick Connor, managing director of Volvo UK, the report reads that Polestar will not become a mainstream offering like the RS, M or AMG models offered by the German Big Three; the high-performance treatment will be limited only to one or two cars. The S60 and V60 are basically the saloon and estate versions of the same car with different names, meaning that the company can launch one more Polestar model.
Morever, Connor himself “would like to see a V40 Polestar”. Giving the Mercedes-Benz A-Class AMG as an example, Connor states that there’s a clear demand for premium hot hatch. He further adds that a V40 Polestar will have to be priced well but it’s not cheap to engineer this type of a limited volume cars.
Connor indicates that the XC90 Polestar won’t be suitable as there isn’t a need for a model more powerful than the 390 bhp plug-in hybrid variant.
[Source: Top Gear]