With the recent news of Volvo’s decision to turn full electric by 2019, we weren’t expecting them to release a SUV with over 400bhp, but Polestar has done just that this week.


The Volvo XC60 doesnt escape without some electric internals, this is a full hybrid SUV but it happens to have 421bhp. Polestar is what AMG is to Mercedes, an in house tuning skunkworks producing more powerful variants of the standard cars.

“The new XC60 has provided us with an excellent base to work on with a dynamic chassis and a start of the art powertrain, with the Polestar optimisation, it makes the new Volvo XC60 a true drivers’ car.”

Henrik Fries, VP of Volvo R&D

The Volvo Polestar XC60 actually joins the Polestar XC90 T8 in the lineup, which are actually two of the most powerful Volvos every made.

Release dates for the Polestar XC60 are yet to be released.