Volvo S60, V60 Polestar Enter Second Run, Middle East For 2015

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

Been wanting a Volvo S60 or V60 Polestar? The Sino-Swedish automaker is making a second batch for 2015, with 13 countries to take delivery this time.

Volvo plans to make 750 S60 and V60 Polestars this year for the 2016 model year, citing the performance vehicles’ sales success in 2014 for the second production run.

Meanwhile, the Middle East will see some of the blue Volvos on its roads this year, as Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates are the newest additions to the list of markets the automaker sells its high-performance wares, which currently include Australia, Canada, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.

As for what they’ll receive, the Polestars feature power from a turbocharged 3-liter I6 pushing 345 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque through a Polestar-calibrated paddle-shifted six-speed automatic to the vehicle’s Haldex four-wheel drive system. The S60 goes from nil to 60 in 4.7 seconds, while the V60 does it in 4.8 seconds. Top speed is limited to 155 mph, and Brembo brakes stop the 20-inch wheels — shod in Michelin Pilot Super Sports — before any moose are hit. Price of admission in the U.S. starts at around $60,000.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Feb 25, 2015

    Also, none of the countries listed sound like they would be particularly interested in a winter blue, high performance, AWD... Volvo.

  • Alfisti Alfisti on Feb 25, 2015

    These are fairly popular in OZ as they have done a great job of marketing through the V8 touring car series. All i hear though, is rough ride, rough ride and rough ride. As someone above said too, for that kinda money i can fully load a German with more sophisticated suspension bits.

  • IAhawkeye IAhawkeye on Feb 25, 2015

    Can't say I love the name, but I am in love with that color. Man, if I wasn't a somewhat broke college kid..

  • 05lgt 05lgt on Feb 27, 2015

    Saw one in the flesh, and while the color told me what it was, my wife was confused why I would walk two cars over in a parking lot to see "another Volvo in PDX". Not sure the po po are any more attuned to Polestar than she is.