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Polestar hops up Volvo’s XC90 T8 SUV

Polestar has been in the limelight over the last few years making some Volvo cars actually desirable. Take the Volvo V60 Polestar wagon, one of the hottest cars to ever wear the Volvo badge and most recently the T6 and D range XC90. Polestar has now turned its hand toward making a larger Volvo people mover more fun to drive with a Polestar-ified XC90 T8 SUV.

Polestar has optimized the entire drivetrain of the XC90 to give it better performance, throttle response, gearshift speed, shift precision, and off-throttle response. The polestar software tuning for the SUV focuses on drivability and having power available when you need it. Additional optimizations will come in the future.

Volvo has confirmed that the Polestar optimisation software can be ordered through any Volvo Cars dealer in South Africa . All mods that Polestar makes also come without affecting the warranty or fuel economy numbers for the car. Service intervals also remain the same. I’m not sure how they can up the performance without making it drink more fuel.

Papi Mabele
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