"Now we have the credibility from motorsport and the sedan models then I think we can expand the brand into the SUV segment," Polestar boss Christian Dahl told Drive. "And maybe to start with we can do a small one, with the XC60 and then we can do the XC90—I can definitely see that happening in the future."
The motorsport credibility is based on years of competing in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship, and more recently the company has started competing in Australia’s V8 Supercars where it managed to win a race after just two rounds.
At present Polestar’s enhanced S60 and V60 feature six-cylinder engines, but with the new generation of Volvos set to come exclusively with four-cylinder engines you’d think Polestar would be worried about keeping up with the competition, some of which will come with V-8 engines.
This isn’t the case, however. In his interview with Drive, Dahl explained that a small engine has many advantages when it comes to packaging and the type of suspension one can use. As for power, don’t be surprised if Polestar starts playing around with Volvo's V-8-rivaling plug-in hybrid drivetrains; the tuner has already shown that it’s not afraid to work on hybrids.