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Volvo V90 Cross Country gets Polestar upgrade

Polestar Performance Optimisation is now available for Volvo's new V90 Cross Country.

Taking the performance and drivability further in five key areas, the main focus for the optimisation is on ‘the mid-range’, says Volvo - the area most often used in everyday driving. The optimisation, available for the V90 Cross Country T6, D5 and D4 models to begin with, does not only increase engine performance but adds a 'more dynamic driving experience'.

The five key areas optimised are; Throttle response - for improved feedback and response, Gearshift speed - increased for faster acceleration, Gearshift Precision and Gear Hold - calibrated to provide a more direct and precise driving experience, Off-throttle Response - providing a faster response when the driver quickly lifts off the throttle and Engine Performance - developed to provide more performance in the mid-range when driving actively, for example during overtaking.

”To include the V90 Cross Country, a true adventure crossover, in our optimisation programme is a vital part of our operation to further expand on Volvo Cars’ new SPA vehicle architecture. Our product provides performance-oriented customers with a new level of driving pleasure,” said Niels Möller, Chief Operating Officer of Polestar.
”Our focus is as always on creating usable performance, just as when we develop our racing cars to win championships. This is made possible by treating the entire powertrain, including engine, gearbox, throttle response and more, as one unit when developing our optimisations,” said Thed Björk, who drives a Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 with Drive-E technology in the 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship.