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Volvo Increases Horsepower in Three Models

2012 Volvo S60

Earlier this month, we reported that Volvo was giving power upgrades to the C30, C70 and S40 models with a five-cylinder turbocharged engine. Now, Volvo has announced that a few more models will see a horsepower increase.

The Volvo XC60 and XC70 crossovers and the S60 sedan will gain 25 horsepower and 30 pound-feet of torque as a part of the new Polestar performance package, which will be available on T6 models. Using tuning software, the package brings all three models’ horsepower count up to 325, with a torque rating of 355 pound-feet.

This package comes as Volvo increases the power ratings of most of its U.S. products and releases high-performance trims of some existing models. “Developed by Volvo’s official motorsports and performance partner, the Polestar upgrades for the 3.0-liter make the XC60, XC70 and S60 essentially mirror the underhood punch of the recently-introduced S60 R-Design,” notes Left Lane News.

Volvo’s Polestar performance package will cost $1,495 and will be available starting December 5.

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