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Volvo sells out Polestar-engineered S60 via mobile app

20 S60 T8 Polestar Engineered sedans for North America sold in 39 minutes

Published: July 1, 2018, 10:30 PM
Updated: July 7, 2018, 2:00 AM

2019 Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered - The S60 T8 Polestar Engineered, along with all S60 models for global markets, will be built at Volvo’s new US factory in Ridgeville, SC.

The future of car purchasing may end up being a smartphone transaction, if the 40-minute sell-off of the latest Volvo S60 Plug-In is any indication.

2019 Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered - The S60 T8 Polestar Engineered, along with all S60 models for global markets, will be built at Volvo’s new US factory in Ridgeville, SC.

In all fairness, the 20 people who lapped up the special edition S60 T8 Polestar Engineered sedan didn’t really purchase the car yet; they’ve only put down $500 deposits.

The transactions were carried out via Volvo’s Care by Volvo mobile app — a medium through which Volvo customers can subscribe for new vehicles (as an alternative to buying or leasing) for a monthly fee that includes all the expenses associated with car ownership (car payment, insurance, maintenance and some wear and tear) — with customers claiming the 20 cars allotted to North America in 39 minutes.

2019 Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered wheel - Brembo mono-block six-piston brake callipers are among the enhancement for the Volvo S60 T8 Polestar Engineered sedan.

Pricing for the S60 T8 Polestar Engineered starts at $1,100 per month, with the special edition S60 getting upgrades to suspension and brakes, to go along with the 415-hp enhancement to the electrified 2.0-litre turbocharged and supercharged 4-cylinder engine (standard 400 hp).

Responding to the demand for the US-built S60 T8 Polestar Engineered, Volvo Cars offered Polestar Engine Software Optimization upgrade to the first 200 Care by Volvo S60 T6 AWD R-Design subscribers. The upgrade improves throttle response, transmission shift speed and gear holding, and midrange engine performance.