Cars like the all-new XC60 Polestar are exactly what Volvo needs to help banish its boring and bland image forever. The Swedish automaker has been known primarily for safety, but now it wants to be sexy. Helping in that endeavor is in-house tuning company Polestar which has upped power in the SUV to 400 horses. This is still Volvo, though, which means that the improvements under the hood of the XC60 Polestar are more on the practical side of the spectrum.
Performance improvements include a more responsive throttle and a faster-shifting gearbox. The Volvo XC60 Polestar is a hybrid and even with the tune job it can still travel 28 miles on electricity only. The Swedish company has not said whether or not the XC60 Polestar will be sold in the U.S., but given the high demand for SUVs it seems likely.