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Polestar Performance Gives More Performance To Your Volvo
Polestar and Volvo are partners in motorsport. The Polestar Performance package consists of a software package that boosts the power and torque in your Volvo. The car is not only more lively and fun to drive, but the Polestar Performance also increases the car’s safety in situations where you need extra performance. For example when, overtaking. And it does all of this without increasing the car’s fuel consumption.
Polestar's technicians have optimised Volvo cars for racing circuits since 1996. This partnership with Volvo now makes it possible to offer to our owners "power optimisation for your Volvo, installed by your Volvo workshop, while retaining the original warranty". You no longer need to take risks with "chip tuning" to achieve an enhanced driving experience.

Fuel Consumption And The Environment

A Volvo with the Polestar Performance package carries the same certified fuel consumption as the standard version. This is possible thanks to the efficient tuning of the engine, which only increases the power output when it is needed, i.e. for overtaking, long uphill gradients or driving with heavy trailers. This also means that the car's environmental impact remains unchanged; it is maintained within the limits for the certified emissions that are permitted. In practice, it is fully possible to use Polestar's power optimisation to reduce fuel consumption slightly, if you drive in an environmentally sound manner and maintain an even speed with low engine load.

Improved performance and higher safety in the hands of a driver with good judgement result in better engine performance and increased passive safety in traffic. Better acceleration allows faster overtaking of slow-moving vehicles such as trucks, trailers and caravans. Quite simply, it reduces the time required to complete the overtaking. Volvo's original speed inhibitor is unchanged. Polestar gives your Volvo higher power output and better torque in the range the engine most often works in. The racing drivers refer to this as "improved driveability" of the vehicle. They want the car to be optimised for racing; you and our owners want the car optimised for driving on streets and roads.

Fast And Easy To Install At Your Volvo Dealer

Polestar Performance can be installed by all Volvo dealers. If ordered in advance, the work is carried out promptly and the upgraded Volvo can be collected the same day. The work could well be carried out in connection with a regular service, tyre change, installation of Volvo accessories or reconditioning. As with other Volvo original accessories, Polestar Performance can increase the resale value of our Volvos.

Polestar upgrade: Gives your Volvo approx. 10% increase in power & torque.

Timing: Approx. 2 – 3 months from now.

Costs: Approx. R11 500.00 – TBC at introduction.

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