Volvo Might Add 450HP Turbocharged Four-Cylinder To Polestar Lineup

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With the S90 unveiled last year and the V90 going to Geneva, Volvo is now focusing on its performance division.

The Swedish brand may not be so keen on releasing details on future Polestar models just yet, but AutoExpress reports that the revamped models will use a lighter and highly-tuned powertrain, hinting towards a 450PS four-cylinder engine for the new S60 Polestar.

"There is always some room for play. Using the Polestar brand could be a good idea", said design director Thomas Ingenlath when asked about that engine.

The firm's official was joined by powertrain manager, Olle Fast, who stated that the 450hp unit is viable for a production car: "It's one way of Volvo saying that the current powertrain line-up has potential to grow." Electric motors might be on the menu for the new 90 range and the upcoming 60 series as the SPA platform, which underpins these vehicles, was built to accommodate electrification from the start.

Nothing is official yet, but the firm's Research and Development chief, Peter Mertens, hinted on possible hybrid-powered Polestar models last December.

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