Volvo planning more Polestars

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When introducing the S60 Polestar and V60 Polestar, the higher-ups at Volvo were hesitant to build too many of the performance-oriented models, lest they become "a burden to the dealer" instead of a "brand driver." But to the Swedish automaker's surprise, they all sold out, and sold out in short order.

That's why, according to Car and Driver, Gothenburg is proceeding with plans to build another run of both models. The decision was confirmed by Volvo product planning chief Lex Kerssemakers, who wouldn't reveal just how many more the company will build, but said that they'll be more or less the same as the 750 examples initially released – of which 40 sedans and 80 wagons were allotted to the US market.

Beyond the S60 and V70, Kerssemakers said that Volvo and Polestar were considering which model to work on next. Could Polestar manage to extract even more than the 450 horsepower Volvo itself squeezed out of its high-output hybrid turbo four? The performance shop is already said to be looking at Volvo's crossovers, and we're looking forward to seeing what those zany Swedes can cook up next.

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