Volvo S60 Polestar
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Volvo Car India is all set to launch an array of new vehicles in its lineup for 2016. The highlight would be the introduction of the company's high performance brand, the Polestar.

The answer to the M division cars of BMW and AMG car of Mercedes-Benz, the first Polestar product expected to hit Indian shores is the S60 Polestar. The Volvo S60 Polestar shares technology from Polestar racing cars such as dampers from Ohlins, high capacity brakes, and re-tuned chassis. The car is powered by an in-line 6-cylinder, 2953cc, T6 petrol engine that develops 350bhp and 500Nm of torque. The performance car required 4.9 seconds to reach 100kmph from standstill before attaining the top speed of limited 250kmh

The new launches include the S90 sedan, which will replace the ageing S80 in its portfolio. The car is expected to be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show 2016 in January. The sedan is expected to take design cues from the new XC90 that include the Thor's Hammer inspired signature LED headlight. The S90 is expected to be powered by the same 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel engines in the XC90.

In line with the V40 Cross Country which Volvo sells in India, the S60 Cross Country sedan is also expected with more off-road friendly bits, such as raised ride height, body cladding that also cover wheel arches, skid plates and all-wheel drive system.

The two variants of the recently launched XC90 SUV expected in 2016 are the Excellence and the R-design. The Excellence is the most luxurious version of the SUV that boast of features such as massage function for rear seats, touch screens, foldable tray tables, refrigerator and heated/cooled cup holders. The R-Design features more aggressive body that makes the SUV sportier in looks. The kit include tweaked front and rear bumpers, bigger alloy wheels in low profile tyres, twin exhausts and carbon-fibre bits in the interior.

The remaining two vehicles to be launched are the face-lifts of the V40 and the V40 Cross Country. Both the vehicles are expected to receive changes on the exterior and in the interior in line with the new design language of the company, reports AutocarIndia.

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