Volvo has made significant upgrades to the V60 T8 eAWD Polestar Engineered, addressing some of the concerns related to the plug-in hybrid’s range and performance. The new model features a larger battery with increased capacity and an electric motor powering the rear axle that delivers more power. These improvements have resulted in impressive figures for EV range and hybrid performance. In terms of EV range, the 2024 V60 Polestar achieved 44 miles in our 75-mph highway cruise test, surpassing the estimated range of 41 miles in Pure mode and far surpassing the previous model’s 21-mile range. The overall fuel economy has also improved from 31 mpg to 34 mpg on a 200-mile highway loop. However, charging the battery from empty to full takes around five hours, which may be considered slow for midday top-ups due to the vehicle’s 3.7-kW onboard charger. With the added electrical power, the V60 Polestar now outperforms its gas-only predecessor. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds, beating the previous model by one-tenth of a second and the 2020 PHEV by three-tenths. The quarter-mile sprint is also faster, with a time of 12.5 seconds at 111 mph compared to the previous model’s 12.9 seconds at 107 mph. Furthermore, the V60 Polestar’s suspension can be adjusted, allowing for a firm or softer ride depending on one’s preferences. The exterior and interior design of the vehicle are considered timeless, lacking the trendy elements that can quickly make a car look outdated. The infotainment system has also been updated and now runs on Google technology, offering features such as Google Maps and Spotify. Overall, the V60 Polestar strikes a balance between performance and eco-friendliness, making it an attractive option for those who prioritize both.